HIV transmission reduces among the new born

Uganda has recorded a significant reduction in HIV infection in children by up to 85 per cent.

According to the executive Director Baylor Uganda Prof. Adeodata Kekitiinmwa, HIV/AIDS transmission among children has reduced from 20,000 every year to 3,500.

She says this has been achieved through provision of Antiretroviral Therapy to HIV pregnant Mothers adding that the intervention has helped to minimize the transmission of HIV to the new born babies.

Baylor Uganda is a non-profit organisation that provides peadiatric HIV/AIDS care, prevention and treatment and is currently supporting about 7,431 children, adolescents, and Youth who are living with HIV/AIDS.