Figures on HIV in Newborns Disclosed in Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo, Jul 2.- A 4.6 percent of an estimated of 208,786 annual births in Dominican Republic carries HIV, according to official sources quoted by media reports.
Considering this problem, the executive director of the National Council for HIV and AIDS, Victor Terrero, called specialized societies and groups of civil society to participate in a national crusade to transform the situation.
In his view, it is necessary to strengthen health promotion, improve delivery of antiretroviral drugs and facilitate the monitoring of patients with treatment.
Methods for preventing the transmission of HIV through the pregnant mother have proven to be effective, stressed terrero, who also suggested raising the quality of medical care.
Source: Prensa Latina
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