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Thailand first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission

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Thailand first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission

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Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

The World Health Organisation saluted the country for its remarkable achievement, saying it is the first country with an HIV epidemic to ensure an AIDS-free generation.

It said that routine screening and universal free medication for pregnant women with HIV was crucial in stopping the transmission of the virus to their children.

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