Elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in the Americas. Update 2016
Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Syphilis, Perinatal Hepatitis B, and Congenital Chagas Disease
Since 2010, PAHO Member States have committed to the dual elimination of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV and syphilis in the Region . This commitment was renewed and expanded in 2016, when Member States approved the "Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (2016-2021)" with the aim of contributing to the end of AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as a public health problem in the Americas . This document reports on the progress made toward elimination between 2010 and 2015...In 2015, 22 countries and territories in the Region of the Americas reported data compatible with achievement of the goal and targets of HIV MTCT elimination (same number as in 2014), and 20 reported data compatible with elimination of MTCT of syphilis (two more than in 2014). Of these countries and territories, 18 (one more than in 2014) reported data indicating the elimination of MTCT of both HIV and syphilis.