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Fighting against mother-infant transmission of HIV/AIDS

 

 

How to protect infants who were born from HIV-positive mothers?
Researchs led in Yaoundé since 2007 by the Pasteur Institute and ANRS* have helped identifying innovative preventive treatments. Led in three hospitals of Yaoundé and Douala, where more than 1,000 children benefit from medical surveillance from the day they were born to their fifth birthday, these programs are based on a medical and social follow-up of the children and families, as well as on a specific training for health care personnel. The Total Foundation, as part of its partnership with the Pasteur Institute, supported this initiative and another programme designed to enhance in the long-term the welcoming of new borns who have been exposed to HIV/AIDS.

*Agence nationale de recherche sur le sida et les hépatites virales.