Uptake of HIV care among pregnant women living with HIV before and after Option B+ policy implementation in South Africa

By Candice Hwang  Nkosinathi Ngcobo  Mark D. Huffman  Dr. Matthew Fox  Kate Clouse  Dr Mhairi Maskew  |  | 

South Africa has the largest number of people living with HIV globally, with 4.7 million women ≥15 years old living with HIV as of 2018.1
The country is targeting but has not achieved elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission. The national estimate of early HIV transmission was 2.6% in 2012-2013.2 South Africa’s policy for providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) to pregnant women living with HIV (WLWH) has changed over time, following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations.

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