Nancy Miller is a midwife at the Women’s Health and Birthing Pavilion at Morris Heights in the Bronx, New York, an out-of-hospital birth center in an economically and socially vulnerable community. She has worked with HIV-positive women and taught about HIV/AIDS in New York, South Africa, Uganda, China and Trinidad.
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The final article in the five-part series on HIV and Pregnancy by Nancy Miller. This is essential information for anyone who is working with HIV-infected mothers.
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The author discusses the shocking statistics on HIV and AIDs cases in Africa, shares some real stories and wonders what the future holds.
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As midwives, we often struggle against medical interventions that have dubious value for mothers and babies. But a few medical interventions, when used appropriately, are lifesavers. I believe antiretrovirals to be one of these lifesavers.
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Maternal to Child Transmission (MTCT) is the primary mode of transmission of HIV to children. A pregnant woman needs to learn about MTCT and how to prevent it. If we care for HIV-positive pregnant women, we must commit to keep current in order to offer them and their babies the very best information and care.
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