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Establishing mother-baby care points: A strategy to increase retention of HIV-infected pregnant and lactating mothers and their infants into care

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) consists of more than simply giving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) to an HIV-positive mother. It calls for an appropriate treatment and care plan to ensure adherence on medication for mothers living with HIV.

Catherine celebrates an HIV free baby

Catherine, age 36, is a loving mother of four who has been married for twelve years.  She and her husband planned to have another child, but, in May 2011 she became sickly and suffered frequent fevers. This prompted her to seek medical care at Kwera Health Centre III, where she presented with severe headache, swollen limbs, and a poor appetite. Catherine was referred to Lira Regional Referral Hospital (RRH) for proper medical care.

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