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Policy and Guidelines for the Implementation of the PMTCT Programme

Source: South Africa National Department of Health
Publication Date: February 11, 2008

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2008 policy document from the South Africa National Department of Health aimed at providing continued guidance on successful reduction of mother-to-child HIV transmission. Topics addressed include: enrolment of pregnant women into the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme; voluntary counselling and testing; testing algorithm for pregnant women; posttest counselling; clinical care for HIV-positive pregnant women; antenatal care; managing opportunistic infections; nutritional support; antiretroviral interventions; care of HIV-positive women and their infants in the immediate postdelivery period; establishing safe infant feeding practices; infant follow-up; monitoring and evaluation; and implementation plan for the revised PMTCT policy and guidelines.

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Keywords: HIV - Pregnancy, HIV - Women, HIV - Prevention, HIV - Resource-Limited Settings, HIV - Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis - Biomedical Prevention