Prevention of Vertical Transmission of HIV: Strategies, Successes, and Failures

  • Philippe Van de Perre
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 503)


In this presentation, I would like to review what is working and what is apparently not working as tools to combat Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) of HIV. With only 10% of the world population, Africa has more than 60% of the world’s people living with HIV and more than 90% of children with the virus are living in Sub Saharan Africa. It would take 8 years in the United States to reach the number of infants and children infected with HIV each day in developing countries.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type Vertical Transmission 13th International AIDS Postnatal Transmission Retinol Palmitate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Van de Perre
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  1. 1.Centre Muraz/OCCGEBobo-DioulassoBurkina Faso

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