Marcel Yotebieng, assistant professor in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University, will speak to the issue that over 90% of 2.1 million children living with HIV worldwide acquired their infection through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) either during pregnancy, labor and delivery, breastfeeding. With timely and appropriate antiretroviral treatment, the risk of an infected mother passing the virus to her baby can be virtually eliminated. This presentation will focus on efforts to reduce MTCT of HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo and through implementation science research, identifying strategies to optimize programs to prevent MTCT.
Thursday, October 12 at 11:10am to 12:00pm
Samuel Mather Hall, Room 201