October 17, 2019
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    Sri Lanka free of mother-to-child HIV Featured

    September 23, 2019

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Sri Lanka as a country that has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV, stated the National STD/AIDS Control Programme.The relevant certificate for the declaration will be issued to Sri Lanka before the end of the year 2019, stated the Deputy Director of National STD/AIDS Control Programme Dr. Lilani Rajapaksa.Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from a woman living with HIV to her child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.

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