Integration of Prenatal Care with the Testing and Treatment of HIV and Syphilis in Peru
Author(s)/Editor(s): Arachu Castro and Utpal Sandesara
Publisher/Organizer: Program in Infectious Diseases and Social Change; Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Harvard Medical School
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 80
“This situation report is a collaboration among the National Health Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS of the Ministry of Health of Peru (MINSA), UNAIDS, UNICEF, Socios En Salud (SES or Partners In Health-Peru), and Harvard Medical School, with financial support provided by UNAIDS.
Based on interviews with key representatives of the Peruvian health system, members of advocacy groups, and representatives of people with HIV, the report's principal aims are to identify strengths and weaknesses in the diagnosis and management of HIV and syphilis during pregnancy and to propose intervention areas for improving prenatal care as an entry point for testing and treatment of HIV and syphilis for women in Peru.’