College of Arts and Sciences
Primary Subject Area
Health Sciences, Epidemiology
Prevention, Sub Sahara Africa, HIV/AIDS, Uganda
Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Clinical Epidemiology | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Health and Medical Administration | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Immune System Diseases | Maternal and Child Health | Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing | Virus Diseases
Franks, Emily K., "Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region with a Focus on Uganda" (2009). Senior Honors Theses. 89.
With the rise of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the past thirty years, people of all ages, infants to elderly alike, all over the world, suffer from its adverse effects. Even an unborn baby in-utero can contract this virulent infection by means of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) (Sweeney, 2005). Infants and children diseased in this way comprise 90% of the estimated 800,000 new cases of HIV in children seen each year, but the region hit hardest, however, is Sub-Saharan Africa, with the country of Uganda historically having the highest incident rate for a time (Stringer, E.M., et al. 2008). Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to learn more about the prevention of MTCT in order to attain a better understanding of what is being done in this arena to impede HIV progression, to discover gaps in HIV/AIDS research and application, and to discern new and appropriate avenues in which a broader spectrum of people could contribute to the prevention of MTCT.
Bioethics and Medical Ethics Commons, Clinical Epidemiology Commons, Community Health and Preventive Medicine Commons, Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities Commons, Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications Commons, Health and Medical Administration Commons, Health Services Administration Commons, Health Services Research Commons, Immune System Diseases Commons, Maternal and Child Health Commons, Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing Commons, Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Commons, Virus Diseases Commons