Ensuring that no baby is born with HIV is an essential step towards achieving an AIDS-free generation. MJAP supports PMTCT service delivery in Mulago hospital (in partnership with MUJHU Care) and in all the 13 HC IIIs, 4 HC IVs and Mbarara hospital in Mbarara district.
MJAP employs the WHO 4- pronged PMTCT approach
- Primary prevention of HIV among women of reproductive age within services related to reproductive health such as antenatal care, postpartum/natal care and other health and HIV service delivery points, including working with community structures.
- Providing appropriate counseling and support to women living with HIV to enable them make an informed decision about their future reproductive life, with special attention to preventing unintended pregnancies.
- For pregnant women living with HIV, ensure HIV testing and access to the antiretroviral drugs that will help mothers’ own health and prevent infection being passed on to their babies during pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding
- Better integration of HIV care, treatment and support for women found to be positive and their families
Most At Risk Populations-MARPS
Most-at-risk populations are key populations where vulnerability and high risk for HIV converge. These are populations that are at higher risk of being infected or affected by HIV, who play a key role in how HIV spreads, and whose involvement is vital for an effective and sustainable response to HIV. The targeted MARPs include men having sex with men (MSM), commercial sex workers (CSWs) and their clients, uniformed service groups and incarcerated populations.