Mothers, orphans, and prevention of paediatric AIDS

@article{Beckerman2002MothersOA,
  title={Mothers, orphans, and prevention of paediatric AIDS},
  author={Karen Palmore Beckerman},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={359},
  pages={1168-1169}
}

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  • Medicine
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Editorial: Giving antiretrovirals in the peripartum period to prevent mother‐to‐child HIV transmission in low‐income countries: only a short‐term stopgap measure

Offering highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) to pregnant women and their partners will improve the quality of life of HIV-infected parents and improve their parenting efforts, decrease child mortality and the number of orphans because parents remain alive and healthy.

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Perinatal HIV: special considerations.

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    Topics in HIV medicine : a publication of the International AIDS Society, USA
  • 2003
The growing body of data on pregnancy and HIV may indicate a rising commitment to research of and support for the unique challenges HIV-infected families face.

Tuberculosis and tuberculosis/HIV co-infection in pregnancy.

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    Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine
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Children orphaned by AIDS: a global perspective.

Strengthening existing family and community capacity to assist orphans in Africa should be the first priority and saving the lives of parents through access to antiretroviral therapies in resource-poor countries in conjunction with bold support for alleviation of poverty and education must be an integral part of the global response to the orphan crisis.

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