Health
 Mali
Project #5753

Born Free of HIV in West Africa

by GAIA Vaccine Foundation
Vetted
Nov 30, 2012

Mother To Child Transmission Program Evaluation

GAIA VF conducted a six-year retrospective assessment of its Mother To Child Transmission Program to evaluate its efficacy in preventing pediatric infections and providing services and support to HIV-positive women. Doctors and volunteers reviewed the maternity clinic’s patient charts to identify HIV-positive women enrolled in the MTCTP program for study participation. MTCTP acceptance, HIV transmission risk factors, and HIV seroprevalence among 150 babies born to mothers enrolled in the MTCTP program from 2005-2011 were evaluated by survey.

The results of this evaluation were presented this year at the annual AIDS Vaccine Conference in Boston. GAIA counseled 9,379 women about HIV infection from 2005-2011 (average 145/month). An overwhelming majority (99.1%) of women agreed to HIV testing following counseling. 202 women (2.1%) were HIV positive, of whom 125 (61.9%) accepted MTCTP treatment. Notably, 100% of babies born at Chez Rosalie to MTCTP-adherent mothers were HIV free.

December 1st is World AIDS Day!

Your support for GAIA could not be more important than it is right now – we cannot continue without your help. Help us preserve our HIV care, treatment, and education programs in Mali! Please stand strong with GAIA VF and make a donation today.

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GAIA Vaccine Foundation

Location: Providence, RI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.gaiavaccine.org
Project Leader:
GAIA Vaccine Foundation
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Providence, ri United States
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