The Prevention of Parent-to-child Transmission Programme: Is it fair to women?

Shyamala Nataraj, Mala Ramanathan


In February 2014, the Government of India launched a multi-antiretroviral drug regimen to treat infected women and infants in efforts to reduce parent-to-child transmission (PTCT) of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The announcement has been long awaited because the multidrug regimen can reduce the risk of transmission during childbirth from 30% – 35% to less than 2% with replacement feeding.

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