PMTCT: Addressing low uptake of ARV drugs

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Provision of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to HIV infected mothers and their newborn babies is a critical component of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, and is key to changing the trajectory of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.

But uptake of ARV drugs for PMTCT remains unacceptably low in many countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

This new brief  has analysed the evidence available to assess what the barriers are, and makes recommendations of how to address them.

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