HIV shock about pregnant women
TWO-THIRDS of pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal only go for HIV testing in the late stages of their pregnancies.
This is according to a study into mother-to-child transmission of HIV released yesterday.
By that time treatment to prevent transmission of the illness to the unborn child should already be under way.
KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo said yesterday that the study indicated a need for aggressive efforts to reduce mother-to-child transmission to eliminate HIV infection in infants and young children.