PMTCT: Distribution of children infected through PMTCT - 23 focus countries 2016

08 March 2019

HIV can be transmitted from an HIV-positive woman to her child during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT), which is also known as ‘vertical transmission’, accounts for the vast majority of infections in children (0-14 years). UNAIDS' Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free programme prioritises action in 23 countries that account for over 85% of new HIV infections among children aged 0–14 years.

Graphic showing PMTCT - distribution of children infected through PMTCT - 23 focus co.s 2016