Preventing the Transmission of HIV-AIDS from Mother to Child through These Efforts

Liputan6.com, Jakarta On December 1st, we will commemorate World AIDS Day. In this regard, preventing the transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) from mother to child is one of the topics raised.

Director of Prevention and Control of Directly Infectious Diseases dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi revealed that the transmission of HIV-AIDS from mother to child can certainly be prevented. Given the transmission can indeed occur from pregnancy, childbirth, to breastfeeding.

“All of this can be prevented. From mother to baby this becomes important with mothers detecting before pregnancyher, did she then suffer from HIV,” said in media briefing themed Commemoration of World AIDS Day 2021 written Tuesday, (11/30/2021).

Nadia explained that mothers can also carry out examinations through a program called Triple Elimination. The program can check the condition of the mother to prevent HIV and other infectious diseases.

“We have that program which we call thei Triple Elimination namely offering tests to pregnant women for conditions or preventing HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis,” said Nadia.

“Because these three diseases are diseases that are transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding,” he added.

The function of carrying out the Triple Elimination examination is of course so that mothers can take treatment as early as possible. So, if a mother is tested positive for the three diseases, she can also take faster treatment.

“So if the mother is HIV positive, syphilis positive, or positive hepatitis, if known early we can do treatment. So that it will prevent the child from getting infected from his mother,” said Nadia.

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