Higher risks of mother-to-child HIV transmission in countries with lower HIV prevalence: UNAIDS 2013 results for 32 countries with generalised epidemics

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A Hill
T Dauncey
J Levi
K Heath
C PĂ©rez Casas


In this analysis of 32 countries with generalised HIV epidemics, 49.5% (105,500/213,000) of childhood HIV infections in 2013 were in lower-prevalence countries. Targeting of prevention of MTCT in lower-prevalence countries needs to be prioritised, despite challenges, to reduce the number of children infected.

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HIV cure research

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Original research

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