Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (EMCT)

MNT: Antibody response linked to lower mother-to-child HIV transmission

Published Date: 
Tue, 2015-06-23

Researchers have been debating on what makes some infants protected from maternal-to-child HIV transmission. A research team at Duke is now studying how some babies are infected with HIV through maternal-to-child transmission and others are not. They recently found an antibody response that reduces mother-to-child transmission, which could potentially lead to a vaccine to mimic the antibody response, then preventing all mother-to-child transmission.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Published Date: 
Tue, 2015-03-10

Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! This annual, nationwide observance focuses attention on the impact HIV/AIDS has on women and girls, and brings Federal, national, and community organizations together around supporting and empowering women and girls around HIV prevention and treatment. 

Webinar Jan. 29 - Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: FIMR and Text4Baby Resources

Published Date: 
Wed, 2015-01-21

Join CityMatCH, NFIMR, National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition, and CDC for a webinar on mother-to-child transmission of HIV and how the FIMR process is being used to develop strategies to eliminate perinatal transmission.  Text4baby also has an important role in this exciting work. 

FREE Perinatal HIV Prevention Course

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-11-22

Teams at the Baylor College of Medicine and Harris Health System in Houston have developed a free, online, interactive 2 hour CME/CNE program on the diagnosis and management of HIV in pregnancy and in labor, care of the HIV-exposed newborn, routine HIV testing in the gyn setting, and prevention of congenital syphilis. 

Eliminating Mother-To-Child Hiv Transmission: It’s Within Our Reach

Vol. 21
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This issue of CityLights features articles that are a collective call to action in the battle to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission (EMCT). Featuring articles on the national EMCT stakeholders group, which is using local data and actions to influence a national movement, in-depth information on the FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology (, and the local perspective on FIMR/HIV, this issue will broaden your understanding of mother-to-child HIV transmission and why it is important for MCH.

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