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EPTCT of HIV and Syphilis in Asia-Pacific in 2015 and beyond: Progress review and Road map is available



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Asia-Pacific PPTCT of HIV Task Force 10th Meeting Report, 15-17 September 2015, Beijing, China is available



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Thailand is first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis



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Countries' efforts: See EPTCT in Action

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WORKING TOWARDS ELIMINATION OF HIV & SYPHILIS IN ASIA-PACIFIC

EPTCT AND THE MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) deadline is upon us and Elimination of parent-to-child transmission (EPTCT) of HIV and Syphilis has been key in achieving MDGs 6 – to reduce the spread of HIV, malaria and tuberculosis. Countries’ efforts to eliminate PTCT of HIV and Syphilis have been core in improving maternal and child health, and have contributed to the achievement of MDGs 4 and 5, to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, respectively.

EPTCT AND THE POST-2015 AGENDA

The ambitious 2030 Global goals and targets embody a broader framework, where health is integrated with social development, poverty reduction, human rights, and sustainability. With the global consensus that “nobody will be left behind”, universal health coverage is deemed crucial to bridge the equity gap and achieve health for all, including women and children in need of PPTCT and life-long treatment. Governments’ continued political commitment to EPTCT is paramount to achieving an AIDS free generation and ending the HIV epidemic post-2015.

PARENT TO CHILD TRANSMISSION IN ASIA PACIFIC
27,710

Pregnant women living with HIV had received ARV for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) in 2014 with an estimated coverage of 38% of HIV infected pregnant women in the region. This is an increase from the 30% in 2013.

25,200

Paediatric HIV Infants born to pregnant women living with HIV had started on antiretroviral prophylaxis to prevent mother child transmission.

10,700

Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) Infants born to pregnant women living with HIV receiving virological test for HIV within 2 months of birth in 2013 with an estimated EID coverage of 14.5%

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS RELATED TO EPTCT
SEE EPTCT IN ACTION

Thailand is first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

Thailand certified for freeing newborns from HIV

Cambodia’s actions on EPTCT

China’s actions on EPTCT

Indonesia’s actions on EPTCT

Malaysia’s actions on EPTCT

Myanmar’s actions on EPTCT

Papua New Guinea’s actions on EPTCT

Thailand’s actions on EPTCT

Vietnam’s actions on EPTCT

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