Towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in low-prevalence and concentrated epidemic settings in Eastern Europe and Central Asia




This report demonstrates the progress in reduction of HIV mother-to-child transmission achieved by eastern European and central Asian countries in recent years. In 2015 countries will report progress in achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission and treatment of mother and children with HIV infection are linked with progress towards MDG 4, 5 and 6.

Over the last decade, there has been a major shift in the understanding of the scientific evidence and of the programmatic requirements for preventing HIV infection in infants. The road towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in eastern Europe and central Asia is one that makes every effort to ensure a truly universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for all, including those that are most marginalized in society.

It is only through concerted efforts aimed at reaching and providing services and support to universally, while respecting individual rights and dignity, that true elimination of vertical transmission will be achieved.

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