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Moving from Prevention to Elimination of Mother-to-Child transmission of HIV before 2015, an unrealistic objective? Social stakes in Senegal.
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PMID:  23137750     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In 2010, international agencies began to promote the elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission (EMTCT) in 2015 by proposing a new preventive strategy based on the extensive use of antiretrovirals. For a country like Senegal where the epidemic is considered to be concentrated, since prevalence is beyond 1%, and where the prevention program was fully applied to only 7 to 15% of children exposed to HIV, the objective is ambitious. The pharmacological efficacy of antiretrovirals will not be sufficient if the experience of actors in the field about the social aspects and the acceptability of the program to women are not considered. The aim of this article is to describe the social issues on the basis of two studies conducted in the region of Dakar (an exploratory study of the effects of the new prevention strategies and a study of the experience of patients receiving antiretroviral treatment for 10 years). The results reveal the main issues: community prevention showed its limits at the stage of access to the program and test, which suggests the importance of strategies to promote awareness and prevention that are focused on women; retention depends highly on the attitudes of health workers and on the role of peer counselors, but the integration of HIV testing and treatment in reproductive health services is not fully established; ambivalent perceptions of antiretrovirals complicate adherence; and finally, the organization of health services hinders a family approach of prevention. These results are innovative, since most publications on this topic concern southern and east Africa.
A Desclaux; K Sow; N Mbaye; H Signaté Sy
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-9
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Title:  Medecine et sante tropicales     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2261-2211     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sante Trop     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101581406     Medline TA:  Med Sante Trop     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institut de recherche pour le développement, unité TransVIHMI, BP 1386, Dakar, Sénégal.
Vernacular Title:
Passer de la prévention de la transmission mère-enfant du VIH à son élimination avant 2015 : un objectif irréaliste ? Enjeux sociaux au Sénégal.
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