Mother to Child Transmission prevention
Guyana is seen as one of the success stories in the Caribbean Region which is plagued by the HIV epidemic.
And Guyana’s effort to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV, a Target set by UNAIDS, was among the many concerns expressed at the 19thAids conference held in Washington DC.
Speaking at the opening, Co-Chair of the Conference, Diane Havlir said that the milestone must be achieved and mother to child transmission must be eliminated.
Guyana’s reduction in cases of mother to child transmission is credited to the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission programme.
Guyana is ranked among more than 50 countries that have achieved a 25 percent reduction in HIV prevalence in the last 10 years.
The elimination of the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to be a global challenge and the Caribbean Region intends to increase access to treatment and to reduce new infections.