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In India, preventing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV remains one of the foremost community health challenges. This study is a systematic review along with meta-analysis to find the prevalence of HIV and correlates of HIV transmission amongst children birthed by HIV infected mothers. It reveals that in India, pooled HIV prevalence of MTCT is as high as 8.78% among babies born to infected mothers. It emphasizes the need for focused interventions for ART (PMTCT intervention), ensuring proper infant ARV prophylaxis, and avoiding delivery without proper medical facilities to pregnant women with HIV for reduction of occurrence in HIV transmission from mothers to children. It can provide useful insights to program implementers and healthcare professionals working with HIV positive mothers. Click here to read the study.