ERIC Number: ED291477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
AIDS and the Newborn. Report on a WHO Consultation (Copenhagen, Denmark, April 9-10, 1987). Health for All 2000 Target 4.
World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.
Reflecting worldwide concern over the spread of the AIDS epidemic, the Sexuality and Family Planning Unit of the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe brought advisors from seven European countries and the United States together to engage in a discussion of AIDS and the newborn, and that consultation forms the basis of this report. Topics addressed include: (1) the magnitude of the pediatric AIDS problem in Europe and in the United States; (2) diagnosis and surveillance of AIDS and HIV infection; (3) modes of transmission; (4) risk of transmission from mother to child; (5) screening for HIV infection; (6) termination of pregnancy; (7) counseling and education of pregnant women found to be HIV positive; (8) milk banks; (9) immunization; (10) follow-up HIV positive mothers; (11) treatment; and (12) fostering and adoption. Thirty-one references, 6 tables, and a list of participants in the consultation conclude the report. (SKC)
Descriptors: Abortions, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adoption, Disease Control, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Immunization Programs, Infants, Mothers, Public Health, Public Policy
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, Scherfigsvej 8, 2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark (Free of charge).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.