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Mother to Child HIV Transmission

Counting Down to Zero: Progress in Ending Mother-to-Child Transmission

Chip Lyons | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Chip Lyons

With last week's exciting announcement by UNAIDS, highlighting remarkable progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to HIV and AIDS, the end of the epidemic has never been more clearly in our sights

Fighting for Heroic Moms This Mother's Day

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Rep. Barbara Lee

Support from the U.S. provides mothers with the extra help they need to protect their children and changes millions of lives for the better. Perhaps no issue better illustrates this than the U.S.'s leadership on HIV and AIDS.

Number Of Children Contracting HIV Is Dropping: New Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact

Though children are still less likely than adults to get HIV treatment, the number of kids contracting the virus has dropped considerably. Accordin...

The Difference a Decade Makes in Preventing Newborn HIV/AIDS

Patricia Nkansah-Asamoah | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Patricia Nkansah-Asamoah

The number of babies born with HIV has been cut in half 2002. But still, 650 babies are born every day with the virus -- that's 650 too many. With the right focus, and increased funding and awareness, we can get that number close to zero.

An AIDS-Free Generation

Rhonda I. Zygocki | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Rhonda I. Zygocki

Join us in realizing an AIDS-free generation -- a world where women are unburdened by HIV/AIDS and the threat of passing it on to their children. Together we can ensure that women like Unoma get the education and support they need.

Share (RED), Save Lives: Help End Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV Now

Anu Gupta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Anu Gupta

Johnson & Johnson is partnering with (RED) to raise awareness of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to unlock up to $100,000 for the Global Fund To Fight AIDS. Each like, tweet or pin of this infographic gets us $1 closer to keeping HIV-positive mothers alive and helping to ensure that their children are born healthy and HIV-free.

Safe Breast Milk: Closing in on the 'Last Mile' of HIV Prevention for Infants

Pierre M. Barker, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Pierre M. Barker, M.D.

There is great hope that we can finally stop infants from getting infected with HIV by their mothers. But first, countries with high rates of HIV infection must work out how to deliver reliable health programs to protect babies form their mothers' infected breast milk.

My Story -- Part 3: The Greatest Gift

Nozi Samela | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Nozi Samela

In her final blog, Nozi shares her joy by introducing the best gift she could ever receive this holiday season -- a beautiful baby daughter.

My Story -- Part 2: Miracle Meets Tragedy

Nozi Samela | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Nozi Samela

With the information and support she received from m2m Mentor Mothers, Nozi was able to prevent transmission of the HIV virus to her child and give birth to a healthy baby boy.

My Story -- Part 1: Coming to Terms With HIV Diagnosis

Nozi Samela | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Nozi Samela

During this holiday season, mothers2mothers (m2m) -- an NGO that works to eliminate pediatric AIDS and keep HIV-positive mothers alive in sub-Saharan Africa -- shares the story of someone who is very special to them in three video blogs.

Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Can Be Eliminated

Rhonda I. Zygocki | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact
Rhonda I. Zygocki

By combining funds, experience and infrastructure we can tackle and defeat some of the most deadly diseases in some of the most impoverished regions. We encourage others to join us, so we may all come together to save lives and promote healthy communities around the world.

Crisis in the Shadows: Severe Federal Funding Cuts Threaten to Undermine Progress in the Care of HIV-Positive Women and Youth

Smisha Agarwal | Posted 12.29.2012 | Impact
Smisha Agarwal

In most cases, perinatal transmission of HIV can be prevented by providing anti-retroviral therapy during pregnancy and delivery. But care for people living with HIV is complex and requires management of not only the virus, but also the psychological and social aspects of the person's well-being.

Not Just Drugs: What It Will Take to Stop Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

Pierre M. Barker, M.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Pierre M. Barker, M.D.

The ambitious goals set by the global health community to stop mother-to-child transmission will not be achieved until two essential health system challenges -- access to care and efficiency of care delivery -- are overcome.

After Personal Tragedy, She Found Happiness Helping Moms Save Babies

Huff/Post50 | Laura Rowley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Fifty

"I learned from this experience that when you are unutterably sad, the [best] thing you can do is do something for someone else."

Another Crossroads in the AIDS Epidemic

Chip Lyons | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Chip Lyons

There is gathering momentum toward an AIDS-free generation, but it will take increased political leadership and a commitment of resources to turn the tide and prevent us from backsliding on our incredible achievements to date.

Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Preventing new HIV infections among children is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment -- stretching each dollar we invest to save as many lives as we can, both today and tomorrow. This is a hopeful moment in global health.

Giving Mothers a Very Special Gift

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is a healthy life for her and her child. This Mother's Day, let's sharpen our resolve to ensure mothers everywhere have children who are born HIV-free.

Make Every Day Mother's Day

Michel Sidibé | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

There are three simple things we can all do to ensure babies everywhere can be born free from HIV. Together we can go from 390,000 children becoming infected with HIV each year to zero.

The Business of Eliminating Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Michel Sidibé | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michel Sidibé

By reaching out to private enterprise, we can bring rates of maternal HIV transmission close to zero, realizing the stunning possibility that no infant should start life with HIV.