Guideline

The updated South African National Guideline for the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of Communicable Infections (2019)

Jeanette Wessels, Gayle Sherman, Lesley Bamford, Manala Makua, Mathilda Ntloana, James Nuttall, Yogan Pillay, Ameena Goga, Ute Feucht
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine | Vol 21, No 1 | a1079 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhivmed.v21i1.1079 | © 2020 Jeannette Wessels, Gayle Sherman, Lesley Bamford, Manala Makua, Mathilda Ntloana, James Nuttall, Yogan Pillay, Ameena Goga, Ute Feucht | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2020 | Published: 08 July 2020

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Jeanette Wessels, Research Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn and Child Health Care Strategies, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Gayle Sherman, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; and, Centre for HIV & STI, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Division of the National Health Laboratory Services, Johannesburg, South Africa
Lesley Bamford, Child, Youth, and School Health Chief Directorate, National Department of Health, Pretoria, South Africa; and, School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Manala Makua, Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases Branch, National Department of Health, South Africa
Mathilda Ntloana, Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases Branch, National Department of Health, South Africa
James Nuttall, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Yogan Pillay, Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases Branch, National Department of Health, South Africa
Ameena Goga, Health Systems Research Unit, South African Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa; and, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; and, HIV Prevention Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
Ute Feucht, Research Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn and Child Health Care Strategies, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; and, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; and, Tshwane District Health Services, Gauteng Department of Health, Tshwane, South Africa; and, Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa


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antiretroviral therapy; breastfeeding; HIV; mother-to-child transmission; pregnancy; viral load

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