A framework for elimination of perinatal transmission of HIV in the United States.

@article{Nesheim2012AFF,
  title={A framework for elimination of perinatal transmission of HIV in the United States.},
  author={Steven R. Nesheim and Allan Taylor and Margaret A. Lampe and Peter H Kilmarx and Lauren F Fitz Harris and Suzanne K Whitmore and Judy Griffith and Melissa Thomas-Proctor and Kevin A. Fenton and Jonathan Mermin},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={130 4},
  pages={738-44}
}
The availability of effective interventions to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission and the significant reduction in the number of HIV-infected infants in the United States have led to the concept that elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission (EMCT) is possible. Goals for elimination are presented. We also present a framework by which elimination efforts can be coordinated, beginning with comprehensive reproductive health care (including HIV testing) and real-time case-finding of… CONTINUE READING