Learning Outcomes

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

  • Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold.
  • Describe the routes and risks of HIV infection in the context of a mother and child.
  • Explain why it is important to offer counselling on HIV testing to all pregnant women, and describe the features of the ‘opt out’ approach to HIV testing.
  • Describe the drugs and regimens used for prevention of HIV transmission from mothers to children.
  • Explain counselling on breastfeeding options for preventing mother-to-child transmission.
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