Tag Archives: prevention of mother to child transmission

Global Fund Chief Says U.S. Needs to Make High-Level Long-Term Commitment

By on .

The full-court press is on for Michel Kazatchkine, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. With the Global Fund’s replenishment conference set for early October, “this must be an intensive period of advocacy of all of us,” he told a group of D.C.-based global health advocates on Wednesday. One of […]

Putting the “C” into MTCT- Saving Kids

By on .

This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting this week from CROI in San Francisco. Attention turned to HIV among women and children at CROI today, when Elaine Abrams, MD, a senior a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Mailman School of Public […]

CID Study Suggests Pregnant Women Need Wider Access to ART

By on .

There’s fresh evidence out today that greater access to AIDS treatment for women will help keep their babies healthy. A new article in Clinical Infectious Diseases reports that a higher maternal viral load during the 30th week of pregnancy significantly increased the risk of HIV transmission to the baby—a finding that provides additional confirmation of […]

Another Piece of Evidence in the Case for Earlier, Wider Access to ART

By on .

The case for earlier and wider initiation of antiretroviral therapy just keeps getting stronger. First, there’s the increasing solid consensus that initiating ART earlier significantly increases an HIV patient’s chances of survival. Then there’s the fact that initiating ART earlier reduces the number of people needing more costly second-line therapy. We also know that the […]

Aggressive New Approaches Needed on PMTCT

By on .

This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting from the 2009 IAS conference in Cape Town. Dramatic scale-up and innovative approaches are critically needed to improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission, Elaine Abrams, of Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, said at an IAS conference session on PMTCT today. In a […]