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Prevention of Parent to Child Programme

 
Prevention of Parent to child transmission Programme is one of the main preventive strategies NACO of NACO. Though there is thirty percent chance of transmission of HIV from pregnant women to her unborn child. His transmission can occur in prenatal period ( 7.5 % ) during delivery ( 15 % ) and through breast feeding ( 7.5%). Government has initiated this programme with the objective to provide special attention to pregnant HIV reactive women folk and to provide the preventive medicine Nevirapine. The most important part of the programme is to follow up the HIV positive pregnant women , encourage them fro institutional delivery. Partner notification, partner testing also important part of this programme. During the last four years since when the programme has started in Delhi hundreds of women received the services and hundred of HIV reactive pregnant women & baby received Nevirapine. This s one of the success stories of DSACS and hence it proposes to increase the scale of the programme. At present fourteen PPTCT centre are functioning. Four more will shortly be opened. Another ten will be started at Maternal & Child Welfare Centre ( MCW centre ) of MCD. This way the programme can penetrate at the grass root level. In Delhi 3 lakh delivery occurs in Delhi per year. Considering 0.3 % HIV prevalence in ANC women and 30 % transmission rate about 240 children are born every year with HIV.
 
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Last Updated : 23 Mar,2014