The fee of transmission of HIV from pregnant moms to adolescents has reduced by 38% in contrast to final 300 and sixty five days, doctors at Bai Jerbai Wadia Health facility for Kids said on Saturday.
Forward of World AIDS Day on Sunday, Dr. Ira Shah, professor and head, paediatric infectious ailments at the clinical institution, said, “Beforehand, the transmission percentage modified into spherical 40%, but now it has long past the total style down to as less as two per cent.”
She said for the duration of pregnancy, HIV would be handed thru the placenta and infect the foetus. “Likewise, for the duration of labour and provide, the toddler would be uncovered to the virus in the mom’s blood and other fluids, and even the virus would be transmitted while breastfeeding the toddler.”
As per recordsdata from the United Countries Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), India has spherical 2.1 million of us residing with HIV.
Dr. Minnie Bodhanwala, CEO, Wadia Hospitals, said Bai Jerbai Wadia Health facility for Kids modified into the principle to introduce HIV medication for adolescents. “By providing free HIV medication to newborns, we’re attempting our finest to bid down the HIV circumstances.”
Dr. Shah said HIV is one such disease that would moreover very well be treated but can not be cured. “Taking anti-HIV medication also can lend a hand pregnant girls toughen their quality of existence and decrease the potentialities of passing the virus to their newborns. The anti-HIV medication would be given to the toddler after delivery besides. But sadly, there is no such thing as a vaccine to forestall HIV.”