4. PMTCT & Care for the Pregnant Woman with HIV

4. PMTCT & Care for the Pregnant Woman with HIV


The goal of this module is to prepare learners to manage the care of pregnant women, new mothers, and newborns living with HIV using an integrated approach to service delivery in order to prevent moth-er-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT).


By the end of the module, the learner will be able to:

1. Recognize the risks of HIV acquisition during pregnancy and breastfeeding

2. (optional) Identify appropriate ART options during pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding

3. Identify strategies to prevent mother-to-childtransmission (PMTCT) in a mother presenting late in pregnancy with a high viral load, including ART prophylaxis for exposed infants

4. Explain the importance of early infant diagnosis (EID)

5. Illustrate factors leading to low EID rates using a fishbone diagram (QI)

6. Discuss the unique needs of mothers and new-borns related to HIV (IPE)