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HIV/AIDS

09 June 2011

SA nearly wipes out HIV in babies

South Africa's programme to prevent HIV in babies has achieved a 96.5% success rate in wiping out transmission from infected pregnant mothers, the Medical Research Council said.

South Africa's programme to prevent HIV in babies has achieved a 96.5% success rate in wiping out transmission from infected pregnant mothers, the Medical Research Council said.

Infection rates among mothers ranged from 15.6% in the sparsely populated Northern Cape to 43.9% in KwaZulu-Natal, which is the hardest hit region in the country.

Study to be repeated in 2012

 

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