How can we quantify the impact of stigma and discrimination on mother-to-child (MTCT) transmission of HIV? This poster presentation looks at the stigma- and non stigma-related barriers that affect women’s access to preventive care (PMTCT). Model projections show that if stigma could be reduced to “minimal\" levels, a considerable percentage of mother-to-child transmissions may be averted.
Prudden, H.; Dzialowy, N.; Foss, A.; Black, V.; Stöckl, H.; Wallace, N.; Monfiston, P.; Zimmerman, C.; Watts, C.; Nyblade, L. Stigma as a Barrier to the Elimination of New Infant Infections: Model Projections from an Urban PMTCT Program in South Africa. Presented at AIDS 2012. (2012) 1 pp.