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HIV/AIDS

01 September 2010

9/10 Gauteng births are HIV-free

Nine out of 10 children born to HIV-positive mothers in Gauteng do not have HIV, the provincial health department said.

Nine out of 10 children born to HIV-positive mothers in Gauteng do not have HIV, the provincial health department said.

From April this year HIV-positive pregnant mothers qualified to be on the programme at 14 weeks of pregnancy, instead of 28 weeks, and all women with a CD4 count of 350 or less, or with Aids-defining symptoms, qualified for antiretroviral therapy.

 

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