Ongoing challenges and recent advances in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

@article{Troy2013OngoingCA,
  title={Ongoing challenges and recent advances in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.},
  author={Stephanie B. Troy},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={431-3}
}
Nowhere are the global inequities in healthcare more apparent than in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. Every day 700 children <15 years of age are newly infected with HIV, most through perinatal infection, with >90% of these infections occurring in the developing world [1, 2]. Without access to antiretroviral therapy, one-third of these children will die by 1 year of age, and onehalf will die by age 2. We have known for more than a decade that the combination of… CONTINUE READING