|Clinical guideline for the elimination of mother-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis|
Clinical guideline for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean. Montevideo: CLAP/WR; 2010. (CLAP/WR. Scientific Publication; 1570-2)
This document provides guidance on the interventions for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean, and it intends to assist the health care workers and decision-makers in charge of public health to integrate the programmes and services for the detection and treatment of syphilis and HIV in pregnant women.
HIV-negative women also warrant special attention especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding, since there are certain biologic and behavioral factors that may enhance their risk of getting infected in those periods and should be provided with access to primary prevention services.
The main objectives of the guidelines are: