What Works in Treatment for Pregnant Women Living with HIV? The Latest Evidence is Now Available at WhatWorksforWomen.org

What Works Association

Timely access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) is vital to ensuring safe motherhood and reducing vertical transmission. Treatment guidance and programming has changed dramatically in recent years. While progress has been made in improving maternal health, more is needed, including efforts to support women's decision-making in treatment and to better engage men in safe motherhood programming.

What Works Association is pleased to announce its review of the latest evidence for HIV treatment in antenatal care.  This update includes the most recent evidence for programming and research with an overview of current issues, the most up-to-date evidence for What Works and Promising interventions, and critical gaps in the literature.

The update can be accessed at the links above at www.whatworksforwomen.org and a pdf version is available on the Download page.  

This update builds upon the recent HIV treatment general update, which included the latest evidence on issues surrounding Provision and Access, Adherence and Support, and Staying Healthy and Reducing Transmission

September 8, 2016
Year of publication
2016
Resource types
Briefs, Case studies and success stories, Guidelines and Policies, Programmatic guidance, Reports and Fact sheets, Systematic reviews, Tools, Websites or databases
Tags
timely initiation of ART, early ART initiation, ART initiation, vertical transmission, treatment guidelines, safe motherhood programming, PMTCT, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), antenatal care, treatment, HIV prevention, antiretroviral therapy, ART, ARVs, antiretroviral drugs, maternal and child health

Similar Resources

Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. Ahead of World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has launched a new report showing that access to treatment has risen significantly. In 2000, just 685 000 people living with HIV had access to antiretroviral therapy.

To understand the uptake of HIV services by adolescent women, the authors conducted a retrospective analysis of patient-level data (2011–2013) on services for antenatal care (ANC) and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) in 36 facilities in 5 districts in Zimbabwe.

In late 2015, the Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations (LINKAGES) project established a global acceleration initiative to fast-track and strengthen delivery of a comprehensive package of health services for key populations (KPs) at scale. In this context, “…

An essential first step in caring for HIV-infected children is accurate and early diagnosis of HIV, early HIV testing, prompt return of results, and rapid initiation of treatment.

In 2013, Uganda updated its prevention of maternal-to-child transmission of HIV program to Option B+, which requires that all HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women be started on lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) regardless of CD4 count…

In all countries where there is an HIV epidemic, certain subgroups of the population are at greater risk of HIV than others. These “key” populations include female sex workers (FSWs), men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, and people who inject drugs.

This paper documents the development of the global and national monitoring and reporting systems for PMTCT and paediatric HIV care and treatment programmes, achievements and remaining challenges.

Many countries are working to reduce or eliminate mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Prevention efforts have been conceptualized as steps in a cascade but cascade completion rates during and after pregnancy are low.

Option B+ for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) specifies treating all HIV-positive women with antiretroviral therapy (ART) regardless of CD4 count. This simplified approach enhances countries' capacity to reach national HIV targets and contribute to the global 90-90-90 goals.…

This study aimed to evaluate the impact of clinic-based prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) community support by trained lay health workers in addition to standard clinical care on PMTCT infant outcomes.