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HIV/AIDS

10 November 2010

Mother-baby HIV kit targets transmission

It's no great medical breakthrough, just a simple colour-coded box packed with HIV drugs and pictures, but UNICEF hopes it will help prevent transmission of the virus to babies.

It's no great medical breakthrough, just a simple colour-coded box packed with HIV drugs and pictures, but UNICEF hopes it will help prevent transmission of the virus to babies.

"We don't need any scientific breakthroughs or new technology to tackle this problem," said Jimmy Kolker, head of HIV and Aids at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). "What we need is a way to empower women to take charge of their own care."

 

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