Apr 3 2013
NEW: Slide Set (endorsed by CDC and HRSA) "Eliminating Perinatal HIV Transmission: A CurriculREAD MORE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately one-fifth (21%) do not know they are infected.
Women make up a growing proportion of new HIV/AIDS cases in the United States and women of color are disproportionately affected:
The use of antiretroviral medications given to women with HIV during pregnancy and labor and to their newborns in the first hours after birth can reduce the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission from 25% to less than 1%. Without treatment, approximately 1 in 4 exposed babies will be infected.