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The AIDS epidemic increasingly is a female one, and women are making the case at the world's largest AIDS meeting that curbing it will require focusing on poverty and violence, not just pregnancy and pills.
AIDS specialists are hearing a call to expand help for women far beyond a global focus on pregnancy.
AIDS specialists heard fresh appeals Wednesday to expand assistance for women far beyond a global focus on pregnancy.
Tackling the female side of the AIDS epidemic means going far beyond today's global focus on pregnant women, specialists told the world's largest AIDS meeting Wednesday.
Anti-AIDS leaders are now projecting that, with testing and widespread distribution of anti-HIV drugs, the rate of mother-child HIV transmission can be brought to less than 5 percent in a few years, Dr. Chewe Luo, senior adviser on HIV/AIDS for UNICEF, said in her talk Wednesday.
Few countries automatically continue providing those lifesaving drugs for the mom after her baby is weaned, unless her own condition worsens or she gets pregnant again, Luo said.