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Table 1 Basic package for Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission.

From: The feasibility of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV using peer counselors in Zimbabwe

1. Training of healthcare workers on PMTCT
2. VCT for all pregnant women using rapid HIV testing
3. Administration of NVPsd, based on the HIVNET 012 regimen [5]
4. Counseling and support on infant feeding choices according to WHO guidelines [19]
5. Establishment of community-based psychosocial support groups
6. Mother-infant follow-up until 18 months after delivery (with rapid testing of infant at 18 months of age after family consent)
7. Provision of CTX prophylaxis to symptomatic mothers and all HIV-exposed infants from 6 weeks of age until 18 months of age
8. Community mobilization, information, education, and communication activities
  1. Abbreviations: CTX, Cotrimoxazole; NVPsd, single-dose nevirapine; PMTCT, Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission; VCT, Voluntary counseling and HIV testing; WHO, World Health Organization;