Elimination Of Mother To Child Transmission Of HIV (EPMTCT) Services

AIC has for a long time facilitated the public and private facilities to provide PMTCT services.  However, with funding from CSF and UNFPA, AIC once again opened its centres to pregnant mothers for HCT and antenatal care.  Similarly AIC in its outreaches, provides a Tent where pregnant mothers can go for HCT as well as women and girls of reproductive age group, for HIV counseling and family planning counseling.  Pregnant mothers found positive have a CD4 done and referred to public and private facilities for ARVs.  Soon when AIC centres start ARVs those mothers are believed will be given first priority after studies have indicated that once mothers are started early on fully ART, elimination is possible of MTCT.  More than 8,000 pregnant mothers have tested for HIV both at AIC centres and in outreaches in the last 2 years.