Learning Outcomes for Study Session 27

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

27.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQ 27.1)

27.2  Describe the routes and risks of HIV infection in the context of a mother and child. (SAQ 27.1)

27.3  Explain why it is important to offer counselling on HIV testing to all pregnant women, and describe the features of the ‘opt out’ approach to HIV testing. (SAQs 27.2 and 27.3)

27.4  Describe the drugs and regimens used for prevention of HIV transmission from mothers to children. (SAQ 27.4)

27.5  Explain counselling on breastfeeding options for preventing mother-to-child transmission. (SAQs 27.1 and 27.2)

Study Session 27  Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

27.1  Transmission of HIV from mother to child