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COPE® for Services to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

A Toolbook to Accompany the COPE® Handbook

The fact that HIV-infected mothers can pass the virus on to their children before, during, and even after birth presents a serious risk to the health of many of the world's children. This toolbook, a supplement to the COPE® Handbook, provides updated versions of the self-assessment guides, the client interview guide, and other materials designed to assist providers and site staff in identifying and solving on-site problems that compromise the quality of services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). The tools address topics such as information, education, and counseling on HIV prevention and care, including approaches to PMTCT; condom promotion; voluntary counseling and testing; provision of family planning services; treatment of sexually transmitted infections; antenatal care; prevention of transmission using prophylactic antiretroviral regimens; safe labor and delivery practices; counseling and support for safer infant-feeding practices; and community action to reduce stigma and discrimination and increase support for HIV prevention and care interventions.


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