Prospects of vaccination as a means of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV-I

Acta Paediatr. 2002;91(2):241-2. doi: 10.1080/080352502317285298.


Although short-course antiretroviral therapy is efficient in reducing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV-1, it does not prevent transmission during the breastfeeding period. There is therefore an urgent need to test various approaches, including HIV-1 vaccination, to try to prevent postnatal transmission of HIV-1 in breastfeeding populations in developing countries.

MeSH terms

  • AIDS Vaccines*
  • Breast Feeding*
  • HIV Infections / transmission*
  • HIV-1
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical / prevention & control*


  • AIDS Vaccines