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South Africa has, until now, focused its HIV prevention efforts on youth and adults, and now needs to expand its focus to include children. Much is already known about vertical transmission, which is the dominant mode of HIV transmission among children. However, little investigation has been done into the potential for horizontal transmission of HIV on the population below reproductive age. This report focuses on children aged 2-9 years and, using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, presents evidence on the potential for HIV transmission in dental, maternity and paediatric services in public health facilities. A new finding concerns the practice of shared breastfeeding.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 112
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2099-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2099-7
Publish Year : 2005

List of tables and figures
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Acronyms
Executive summary

1. Introduction 1
2. Methods 9
3. Results 19
4. Discussion 69

5. Recommendations 75

6. Strengths and Limitations of the Study 79

7. Appendices 83

 

Publication was commissioned by Nelson Mandela Foundation, and funded by the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and the Free State Department of Health. The monograph was compiled by a research consortium comprising: the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Stellenbosch University, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE).
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