100 HIV-positive mothers delivered 100 babies free of HIV

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If, after reading the headline is thinking how can we say let which it is due to the dedication and determination of gynecology hospital service that JJ made this perfect 100 score possible. This has been one of the most difficult tasks for the department to deliver babies without HIV from HIV-positive mothers since March 2014. The hospital had welcomed all HIV + pregnant women who were rejected from other hospitals. In total, the hospital performed 1,200 deliveries for HIV + women since 2000.

“We have been working on the reduction of mother to child transmission of HIV since 2000. However, we have been pleasantly surprised to see that the 100 children born since the start of the three-drug regimen (tenofovir, lamivudine and efavirenz) are free & AIDS, “said Dr. Rekha Daver, who heads the department of gynecology at JJ hospital and is in the working group of the National AIDS control Organization a major newspaper

Without the intervention of drugs, babies born to HIV + mothers have 45% risk of HIV infection during pregnancy, childbirth and lactation. The last 100 HIV-positive births in the state hospital J J in Mumbai mothers have been more special for two reasons. First, these HIV-positive pregnant women received special treatment because of the health ministry’s decision to initiate an HIV regimen for life as soon discovered her pregnancy Union. Second, children do not have the dreaded virus.

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Between 2001 and 2002, India started giving a single dose (nevirapine tablets) to pregnant women and newborns. In 2014, India accepted B + Choice of the World Health Organization is supposed to pregnant women who took daily doses of three drugs to reduce viral load in their bodies. “To ensure that women take the drugs every day, the government has developed a single tablet of these three drugs should take before sleeping every night,” said Dr. Daver.

As a result, the viral load among mothers dropped to negligible levels. ‘Moreover, women can you breastfeed their children without fear of transmitting the virus (there is a possibility of 8-25% of children infected through breastfeeding), he added. There is, however, a point of great concern. “We estimate that women 36,000 HIV become pregnant each year, but only 14,000 women do to antenatal care and get medicine and help. We are concerned about these mothers disappeared,” said Dr. Srikala Acharya, who heads the Society AIDS Mumbai District.

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