Challenges and successes in the implementation of option B+ to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in southern Eswatini

Etoori D, Kerschberger B, Staderini N, Ndlangamandla M, Nhlabatsi B, Jobanputra K, Mthethwa-Hleza S, Parker LA, Sibanda S, Mabhena E, Pasipamire M, Kabore SM, Rusch B, Jamet C, Ciglenecki I, Teck R

Universal antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all pregnant/ breastfeeding women living with HIV, known as prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Option B+ (PMTCTB+), is being scaled up in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the transition to PMTCTB+, many countries face challenges with proper implementation of the HIV care cascade. We aimed to describe the feasibility of a PMTCTB+ approach in the public health sector in Swaziland.

April 18, 2018
Year of publication
2018
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Tags
HIV-positive pregnant women, breastfeeding women, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), PMTCT, option B+, care cascade

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