MTCT-Plus Approach

A core belief of the MTCT-Plus Initiative is that HIV is a family disease, and that all members of the family should be included in care and treatment. Thus, all HIV services, including antiretroviral therapy (ART), are extended to every mother's HIV-infected children, partners, and other family members. The Initiative is known internationally as a model program for family-based care and early diagnosis and care of infants exposed and infected with HIV.