TOTAL ELIMINATION OF PAEDIATRIC HIV IS POSSIBLE BY ENSURING HIV+ PREGNANT WOMEN HAVE ACCESS TO ARV MEDICATION.
WORKING TOWARDS ZERO TRANSMISSION
Tiny Tim and Friends main aim is working towards a world where no child is born with HIV. By identifying HIV+ pregnant women we can support them in receiving the right medical care, attention and guidance to enable them to have a healthy child.
IN 2016 & 2017– (WHERE WE TREATED THE MOTHER PRIOR TO BIRTH) OUR PMTCT PROGRAM WAS 100% SUCCESSFUL WITH ZERO BABIES BEING BORN HIV+
SUPPORTING PREGNANT WOMEN
TTF works directly within the urban compounds around Lusaka to identify HIV+ pregnant women. By working with our volunteer women’s groups and through our community outreaches we increase the opportunity to identify HIV+ women who were previously unaware of their status or not yet receiving medical treatment.
Once an HIV+ pregnant woman is identified through testing we will enroll her into the TTF Clinic. We then support her with:
*Many government facilities do not provide these items which can support a safer birth.
DRIED BLOOD SPOT TESTING
When TTF has not managed to reach out to an HIV+ mother prior to birth or too late into her pregnancy she is welcomed to the TTF Clinic with her newborn child. At this stage TTF can still help reduce the risk of transmission.
On arrival at the TTF Clinic the baby is provided: