Preventing Mother to Child HIV Transmission in Mozambique

BY Talea Miller  November 23, 2010 at 11:31 AM EST

More than 400,000 babies born to HIV-positive mothers are infected with the virus each year.

Risk of transmission can be reduced to less than 2 percent through prevention programs, raising hope that this type of transmission can be nearly eliminated by 2015. In Mozambique, access to mother-to-child prevention programs has grown in the last decade, but many babies are still dying of HIV/AIDS:

Tonight on the NewsHour, Ray Suarez reports on sustaining Mozambique’s fight against HIV/AIDS.