Stigma as a barrier to the elimination of new infant infections: Model projections from an urban PMTCT programme in South Africa


How can we quantify the impact of stigma and discrimination on mother-to-child (MTCT) transmission of HIV?

This poster presentation by Holly Prudden looks at the stigma- and non stigma-related barriers that affect women’s access to preventive care (PMTCT).

Model projections show that if stigma could be reduced to “minimal" levels, a considerable percentage of mother-to-child transmissions may be averted.

This presentation was part of research presented at AIDS 2012 by STRIVE's host group, Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME), LSHTM.

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