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Clinical guideline for the elimination of mother-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis

Thursday, 02 September 2010 19:16

Clinical guidelines for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis in Latin America and the CaribbeanClinical guideline for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean. Montevideo: CLAP/WR; 2010. (CLAP/WR. Scientific Publication; 1570-2)
ISBN: 978-92-75-32991-
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This document provides guidance on the interventions for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean, and it intends to assist the health care workers and decision-makers in charge of public health to integrate the programmes and services for the detection and treatment of syphilis and HIV in pregnant women.

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HIV-negative women also warrant special attention especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding, since there are certain biologic and behavioral factors that may enhance their risk of getting infected in those periods and should be provided with access to primary prevention services.

The main objectives of the guidelines are:

  • To expand coverage and to achieve earlier and more frequent use of the existing services for pregnancy care, in order to improve access to quality antenatal, childbirth and postpartum care, and the services that provide nutritional guidance and support for the mother and the child;
  • To attain an integrated management for the prevention of the transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis by standardizing therapy;
  • To promote the rational use of tests, medications and interventions aimed at the prevention of congenital syphilis and the transmission of HIV.

 

 

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