0d184b73f89d.jpgMEC for Health in Gauteng, Brian Hlongwa announced that 6427 mothers and 6356 babies had already benefitted from the new programme. He said that under the previous protocol, which directed the use of a single dose of Nevirapine, “the transmission rate was estimated at 10% and with the introduction of multi-therapy the reduction was 5%”.

Speakers at the event looked forward to a time when we would begin to look at the possible eradication of paediatric HIV, if multi-therapy continued along these lines, with the concerted efforts of all partners in the process.