Reduce a mom's risk of passing HIV
to her baby.
Without treatment, HIV-positive moms have a 1 in 3 chance of infecting their children. Yet a few simple measures dramatically reduce these odds.
The problem? Too many moms can't access the HIV care they need.
But there is hope. World Vision works in HIV- and AIDS-affected communities in more than 60 countries. With your support, we can help HIV-positive moms live longer, and help their children live free of HIV.
The truth about transmitting HIV
- Most children living with HIV acquired the virus during pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding.
- Every 90 seconds, another child becomes infected with HIV.
- Every day, nearly 800 children die because of AIDS.
- Only 1 in 3 HIV-positive pregnant women can access treatment to prevent passing the disease to their babies.
- A study in Mozambique found that providing antiretroviral therapy to new moms reduced their risk of giving HIV to their children to less than 2 percent.