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The Chinese government has invested US$140 million annually on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. This study evaluates the programme by examining the improvements in programme coverage HIV testing and provision of antiviral drugs along the PMTCT cascade. PMTCT programmes have reduced HIV mother-to-child transmission in China. Further improvements in the continuum of care remain essential in realising the full potential of the programme.
Reference: Zeng H, Chow EP, Zhao Y, Wang Y, Tang M, Li L, Tang X, Liu X, Zhong Y, Wang A, Lo YR, Zhang L. Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission cascade in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sex Transm Infect. 2015 May 2. pii: sextrans-2014-051877. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2014-051877. [Epub ahead of print]