Rebecca Matheson 1 , Sophie Brion , Aditi Sharma , Sophie Dilmitis , Kathrin Schmitz , Stuart Kean , Katie Filous , Maurine Murenga , Esca Scheepers , Patricia Ukoli , Lillian Mworeko , Anandi Yuvaraj
May 01 2017
The Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive highlighted the need to put the health and well-being of women and mothers at the center of efforts to prevent vertical transmission. This article will examine a selection of community engagement practices in 3 key areas: (1) as an accountability tool, (2) in service delivery, and (3) as a facilitator of human rights. The lived experiences of women living with HIV as recipients of and participants in services for the prevention of vertical transmission provide both the framework for an exploration of best community engagement practices and suggestions for the way forward.