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Reducing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Infection in the United Kingdom: 2006

Reducing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Infection in the United Kingdom

Authors:

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal College of Pathologists, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Nursing, Health Protection Agency, Faculty of Public Health

Publication date: July 2006

 

Synopsis

At the time of publication of the first intercollegiate report in 1998, the proportion of pregnant women with HIV in the UK whose diagnosis was known before delivery was very low. This meant that an opportunity for reducing mother to child transmission of the virus was being missed.

Since that time, enormous strides have been made in improving the uptake of testing in antenatal clinics.

This updated brief report details the progress made to date and then goes on to address some of the challenges in clinical management that health professionals are still facing.


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Last reviewed: 14 August 2009