HIV infection in the age group of 15-30 years is responsible for over 65% of all new cases disease in India. The infection rate among young women out numbers that of their male counterparts with a ratio of 2:1. This trend is disturbing to pediatric care givers as over 90% of pediatric HIV/AIDS occurs via mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). Hence, the United Nations General Assembly mandate of reducing MTCT by 20% by 2005, and 50% by 2010 has been emphasized but these goals have yet to be reached in Asia and Africa.
Last date updated on December, 2020