Business, social media to prevent babies with HIV

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Fox News – 01 Febuary 2012 – (originally published 29 Jan)

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) – Business and social media leaders teamed up Friday to tackle the transmission of HIV from mothers to babies, saying the medicine and the money are largely in place, and with the right organizational skills they can eliminate HIV-infected births by 2015.

Women need to receive antiretroviral drugs to prevent the virus being passed to their unborn babies.

“There are no technological issues around it. There are no medical issues around it. It does not exist in the wealthy part of the world,” Megrue said. “But there are still almost 400,000 children a year born — primarily in sub-Saharan Africa — with HIV “. . .

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