Is Mother to Child AIDS Transmission a Thing of The Past? [VIDEO]
After listening a guest on a news talk show from ‘BornFree‘, I just had to find out if the days of mother to child AIDS transmission through birth and breastfeeding are a thing of the past. So far, the news is promising.
One report says that over one million babies were born HIV free to HIV positive mothers in recent years.
When a mother has access to treatment drugs through PMTCT, the chances of HIV transmission to her baby is less than 2%. This means that if all mothers had access to treatment, this threat to newborns could be virtually eliminated, while their children will also be protected from losing their mothers to AIDS!
This really is good news and you can’t help but hope more people will get involved, making sure these treatment drugs get to where they’re needed most.