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Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)

Early Diagnosis and Care of HIV Infected Children (2003)
This reports on the results of a workshop held in Kampala, Uganda. It outlines the workshop activities as well as the participant recommendations.
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HIV InSite Knowledge Base
This comprehensive, on-line textbook of HIV disease includes an extensive review of diagnosis and clinical management, associated infections, transmission and prevention.
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HIV-infected Women and their Families: psychosocial support and related issues (2003)
This is a literature review who purpose was to find out what literature was available on psychosocial support and counselling to HIV-infected women and their families and to learn what methods were being employed in existing projects to support and care for HIV-infected women and their families in relation to mother-to-child transmission of HIV during the perinatal period.
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Integrating Prevention and Care into Maternal and Child Health Care Settings: Lessons Learned from Horizons Studies (2002)
"Horizons has undertaken a range of operations research efforts that examine the integration of HIV-related care in the maternal-child health (MCH) setting. At a workshop held in Kenya in 2001, participants discussed the experience to date and formulated practical strategies for improving this integration. This report summarizes that discussion."
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Manual for maternity health care professionals from the ""Hospital Friend of the Child Initiative"" - Reference for HIV positive women and others that cannot breastfeed (2004)
Covers maternal conditions that contra-indicate breastfeeding, provides recommendations for PMTCT, and discusses government notification requirements on HIV positive test results in pregnant women.
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Pediatric HIV Infection and AIDS (2002)
"This document provides basic information on HIV infection in children, including an overview of the problem, PMTCT and how to reduce the impact of HIV on children."
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Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Africa (2001)
This paper summarizes current knowledge about MTCT and provides practical guidance for introducing interventions to prevent MTCT in Africa that are safe, affordable, feasible, culturally acceptable, sustainable, and effective in a variety of African settings.
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Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission in the United States (2005)
This report provides health care providers with information for discussion with HIV-1infected pregnant women to enable such women to make an informed decision regarding the use of antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy and use of elective cesarean delivery to reduce perinatal HIV-1 transmission.
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Safety and Toxicity of Individual Antiretroviral Agents in Pregnancy (2005)
Provides technical information on the safety and toxicity of ART in pregnancy.
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The Columbia Clinical Manual (2005)
The Clinical Manual provides an overview of essential MTCT-Plus services, implementation recommendations, clinical guidelines, and treatment algorithms. These are intended to enhance rather than to replace the judgment and expertise of health care workers. Organizers anticipate that MTCT-Plus protocols will evolve over time. Note: The Spanish translation of this document is from September 2004. The 2003 edition of this manual, formerly known as the "MTCT-Plus Clinical Manual," is also available in Portuguese, Thai, and French.
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Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and Infected Children (2004)
This report provides guidance on the treatment of opportunistic infections that are common in HIV-exposed and HIV-infected infants, children, and adolescents in the United States. Because the guidelines are targeted to the United States, the opportunistic pathogens discussed are those common to children in the United States and do not include certain pathogens that might be seen more frequently in resource-poor countries. The document provides information about the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment for each pathogen.
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