Towards an AIDS-Free Generation in Malawi

Malawi has very high prevalence of HIV at over 10% of people aged 15 to 49, this includes about 560,00 women. But that is not deterring the Malawi government and international partners from a goal of an AIDS free generation.

This goal is achievable if treatment is scaled up, and if pregnant women have the ability and inclination to get themselves tested for HIV. Under the proper treatment, which now includes just one-pill per day an expectant mother can virtually eliminate the chance of passing the virus on to her child. In the world of HIV/AIDS, this is called the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT).

This video from UNICEF shows how it is being accomplished in Malawi.

Remember: World AIDS Day is this Sunday.