Brazilian Government Launches Program to Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Syphilis
October 26, 2007
The Brazilian government on Wednesday launched a program that aims to reduce mother-to-child transmission of viruses such as HIV and syphilis, Xinhua/People's Daily reports. According to a recently released report by the government, about 530 mother-to-child HIV transmissions were reported in 2005, compared with 1,091 transmissions in 1996. The report also found that in 2005, 5,710 cases of congenital syphilis were reported, but the government estimates that the real incidence is around 12,000, Xinhua/People's Daily reports.
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