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Slipping Through the Cracks: Why Does Mother-to-Child Transmission Still Happen?

    Slipping Through the Cracks: Why Does Mother-to-Child Transmission Still Happen?
    "She told me her boyfriend was HIV positive, but she had not had an HIV test, nor taken any HIV meds to prevent transmission to her baby. 'Why not?' I asked. 'He told me that I couldn't get it from sex -- only if we shared utensils.'"
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    Slipping Through the Cracks: Why Does Mother-to-Child Transmission Still Happen?
    "One mother dropped out of care for months because a family member started working in the same building that houses our clinic. She put her own health at risk because of concerns about being seen as having HIV."
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    Pamala Ellis, RN, B.S.N., CMC, ACRN

    ACRIA and GMHC