Many people don't realize that it is totally possible for a woman living with HIV to have a healthy, HIV negative baby. If we can get a woman on HIV treatment early enough into her pregnancy, we can suppress the virus within her body, reducing the risk of HIV transmission to Zero.
Over the past two years our prevention of mother to child transmission program has been 100% successful, with no child being born with HIV when we have got the mother onto treatment at least three months prior to deliver.
Many government clinics lack basic supplies for women during labor, meaning women are either denied access to the facility or have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy due to basic supplies not being available. Our birthing hampers can be life changing, being the difference between a woman giving with at home, or safely in a facility.
Living with HIV does not mean you will transmit the virus. All of the children you see above are HIV negative, thanks to your donations. By supporting Tiny Tim & Friends you are ending HIV transmission one child at a time.
If Tiny Tim & Friends can identify a woman living with HIV, get her on treatment and taking her medication correctly in the early stages of pregnancy, there is NO risk she will transmit the virus to her baby. Taken correctly HIV treatment will suppress the virus within her body to undetectable and untransmittable levels.
Thanks to your ongoing support we are able to work in the community to identify vulnerable pregnant women; thanks to your donations we are able to provide high quality medical treatment to ensure the mother is healthy; because of you we can provide specialist counselling and HIV education specifically for pregnant women to support them in understanding HIV and the importance of continual treatment for both their health and the health of their unborn child.
Your donations mean the next generation of children in Zambia can be born healthy - your support is helping to end HIV transmission from mother to child.
In the past 5 years, 98% of the babies born to women receiving treatment at the TTF Clinic have been born HIV negative. With your continued donations we can reach out to women earlier in their pregnancies and ensure we can achieve 100% success and zero transmission.