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A Business case for options B and B+: to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV by 2015

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s.l., UNICEF, 2010

This update builds on the 2010 recommendations, describing not only Options A and B but also Option B+, in which pregnant HIV-positive women are initiated on triple ARV treatment for life upon HIV diagnosis. The update highlights the issues with Option A. The update goes further, saying that Options B and specifically B+ are likely to prove preferable to Option A for operational, programmatic and strategic reasons. The rest of this discussion document paper makes the case for options B and B+. It explains their benefits (section 2) and describes the logic of their relative financial impact (section 3).