This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
HIV is a potentially dangerous diseases that can have profound effects on pregnancy. Women can transmit this disease to the foetus or their child while they are pregnant or lactating. In order to reduce these HIV related risks, NACO launched the PPTCT program in India. Under this program seropositive women are given Triple Dose Anti-Retroviral therapy and special precautions are adopted while conducting their delivery. This review outlines the various guidelines being followed under the PPTCT program including those for infant- feeding so as to minimize the chances of HIV transmission to the infant. This paper finds that the introduction of these guidelines under the National PPTCT program have resulted in a significant reduction in the rate of HIV transmission from mother to child. The insights in this review can be useful for those working with PLHIVs. Click here to read the review.