Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Guidelines 2nd Edition 2006 (PDF, 339.22 KB)


by Ministry of Health and Social Welfare


National Treatment Guideline, Swaziland



Swaziland's national prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) guidelines document was published in 2007. This document presents a national approach that integrates the principles of ART for pregnant women and ARV prophylaxis for newborn care. The treatment criteria for pregnant women include CD4 counts below 200 irrespective of the clinical. When of the CD4 counts are above 200, ZVD twice daily from 28th week and single dose NVP at the onset of the labor are recommended. Newborns should receive single NVP at birth followed by AZT twice daily for four weeks. In addition, these guidelines provide indication for infant feeding, malaria prophylaxis for the mother and cotrimozaxole prophylaxis for the infant given from 6th week of age. The guidelines also discuss the "baby hospital friend initiative" (BHFI), and monitoring and evaluation of the program.