Phillips TK, Teasdale CA, Geller A, Ng'eno B, Mogoba P, Modi S, Abrams EJ. Approaches to transitioning women into and out of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services for continued ART: a systematic review. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2021 Dec;24(24). e25633. PMID: 33372730 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC7771153
Women living with HIV are required to transition into the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services when they become pregnant and back to ART services after delivery. Transition can be a vulnerable time when many women are lost from HIV care yet there is little guidance on the optimal transition approaches to ensure continuity of care. We reviewed the available evidence on existing approaches to transitioning women into and out of PMTCT, outcomes following transition and factors influencing successful transition.