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Pregnancy and HIV
Transcript of Pregnancy and HIV
HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death worldwide among women ages 15-49
1 in 7 cases of young women who contracted HIV could have been prevented if these women had not been the victims of partner violence
Women ages 15 to 24 represent twice as many cases of HIV than their male counterparts
Pregnancy and HIV
Leah Fertig & Cassie Seifert
To identfy risk factors for HIV/AIDS among women
To examine policy issues related to HIV/AIDS regarding pregnancy
To describe the ethical issues related to HIV/AIDS in pregnancy
Risk of transmission to baby
Limited access to prenatal care
Lack of eduation about disease process
Lack of support
Without the implementation of intervention the transmission rate is 15-45%
When effective interventions are in place the transmission rate can fall below 5%
The virus can be transmitted before birth, during birth, or through breastfeeding
Transmission of the virus in breastfeeding HIV/AIDS mothers is 14%
Need increasesd education on transmission, prevention, testing, and treatments
Breastfeeding and risk of transmission
Need to take antiretroviral medicaions
"If the women tests positive and takes the necessary medicine upon diagnosis there is a high probability the child will be free of HIV"
"Many women drop out of the program due to stigma, due to problems with their husbands, due to problems in the family, due to financal problems of getting to the clinic so if we only focus on the medical intervention and forget the social and emotional support we won't succeed in making sure that every child is born negative"
"If you follow the treatment you will live longer and the baby you are expecting is going to need you and depend on you"
"1 in 3 are HIV positive"
"Many HIV positive expectant mothers carry the burden of guilt often feeling responsible for threatening their child with the HIV virus. By increasing the odds that their child will be negative the mother to baby pack is a
vital public health intervention
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To promote gender equality and empower women
To reduce child mortality
To improve maternal health
Global: Achieving AIDS free generation
National: Child marriage laws in Tanzania
State: State laws are incompatible with 2006 CDC guidelines
HIPPA, or lack thereof
Whether or not women seek or follow through with treatment
Provide care to expectant mother and baby