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The next generation of Malawi's children stay HIV free with Option B+


With a new treatment strategy for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in place, there is hope that the next generation of children in Malawi may be born free of the scourge of HIV/AIDS.

KASUNGO, Malawi, 20 May 2013 – On a rainy afternoon in a village on the outskirts of Kasungu, 130 km north of the capital, Lilongwe, Lexina Lungu settles sidesaddle on  the thinly cushioned seat on the back of a bicycle taxi.

Thirty-six weeks pregnant with her second child, Ms. Lungu is determined to keep her appointment at the town clinic for her final antenatal check-up.

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Information in this article was accurate in May 20, 2013. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.