HIV/AIDS: Preventing mother-to-child transmission

    | December 13, 2010

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    This script adds another dimension to this week’s news stories on HIV and AIDS. The vast majority of children who are HIV-positive contract the virus from their mothers. Yet there are simple things new mothers can do to avoid infecting their babies. This script contains three short scenarios. Each deals with one aspect of preventing transmission of the virus. The script is meant to encourage discussion about HIV and AIDS, and open and non-judgemental talk about sexual practices. Breaking down such taboos is hard. But raising awareness about how the virus is transmitted is vital to prevent further infection.

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