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Session: Access to Testing and Treatment for HIV-Positive Mothers in South Africa: Health and Human Rights
3407.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Access to Testing and Treatment for HIV-Positive Mothers in South Africa: Health and Human Rights
According to the WHO, South Africa is home to more than 60% of all people living with HIV. Targeting mother-child transmission is one method of reducing the number of new HIV infections in this part of the world. In this session, participants will learn about the state of HIV testing and treatment among HIV-positive mothers and children in South Africa.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Understand the importance of focusing on mother-to-child HIV transmission as a means of reducing new HIV infections in South Africa. 2. Understand the state of testing and treatment for HIV-positive pregnant women and mothers in South Africa. 3. Recognize successes and challenges of serving these women in multiple settings.
Moderator(s):Mary Anne Mercer, DrPH
4:30 PMGender and human rights concerns related to HIV in Botswana and Swaziland  [ Recorded presentation ]
Karen S. Leiter, JD, MPH, Sheri D. Weiser, MD, MPH, Michele Heisler, MD, MPA, Fiona Percy-de Korte, DPH, Sonya DeMonner, MPH, Zakhe Hlanze, MA, Nthabiseng Phaladze, PhD, David Tuller, Sibongile Maseko, MPH, Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD
4:45 PMHigh loss to follow-up and delays in HAART access for pregnant women registering for care at local treatment centers in Central Mozambique: A call for decentralization and integration
Diederike Geelhoed, MD, Wendy Johnson, MD, MPH, Pablo Montoya, MD, MPH, Eduardo Matediane, MD, Firmino Jaqueta, MD
5:00 PMHAART access for HIV positive ante-natal attendees: Differences between off-site clinics vs. treatment offered at ante-natal care site  [ Recorded presentation ]
Wendy Johnson, MD, MPH, Florencia Floriano, Esperanca Tavede, Mark A. Micek, MD, MPH
5:15 PMCan local diets meet the nutritional needs of HIV-exposed infants born to food-insecure Mozambican mothers who stop breastfeeding early?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ellen G. Piwoz, ScD, Wendy Johnson, MD, MPH, Cathrien Alons, MPH, Martha Piedrasanta, Lourdes Fidalgo, Andre Briend, MD, Katarina Regina, MD, Florencia Floriano, Victorino Chivane, Ellen Warming
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; International Health; Maternal and Child Health; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA