About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Chinese Pregnant Women To Be Screened For HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B

by Tanya Thomas on March 4, 2011 at 9:30 AM
Font : A-A+

 Chinese Pregnant Women To Be Screened For HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B

Pregnant women across China will receive free screenings for HIV, syphilis, and Hepatitis B, and if they test positive, they will be treated at hospitals to prevent them from transmitting the diseases to their children.

"This is the first nationwide health policy meant mainly to prevent such infections from spreading from mothers to children, and the central government will spend at least 700 million Yuan ($106 million) a year on it," said Wang Ning, deputy director of the National Center for AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Control and Prevention.

Advertisement

"Thanks to the known ways of preventing the transmission of disease between mothers and children and the new policy, more innocent newborns will be protected from contracting such viruses," the China Daily quoted him, as saying.

Wang predicted the policy will prove useful in controlling epidemics, particularly of syphilis, and hopes that the policy will undermine that increase.
Advertisement

"It's particularly helpful for the relatively poor areas, which can't afford such services for locals," he added.

In addition to regular health checks and care for women during pregnancy or labor, the Chinese Halth Ministry document also said hospitals and clinics should provide intervention services to prevent mothers from giving their babies AIDS, syphilis or Hepatitis B.

It said women should get tested for those three diseases in their first health check during a pregnancy, ensuring that infections can be identified and remedies applied early on.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test  Your Knowledge on Heart
Test Your Knowlege on Genes
Obesity in Teens Make Inroads into Early Atrial Fibrillation
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Syphilis Chlamydia Trachomatis Hepatitis B Virus Breech Presentation and Delivery Prostitution: Fresh Stakes in the Oldest Trade Silent Killer Diseases Pregnancy and Complications Liver 

Most Popular on Medindia

Selfie Addiction Calculator Noscaphene (Noscapine) Color Blindness Calculator Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Hearing Loss Calculator Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Iron Intake Calculator Drug Side Effects Calculator Find a Hospital
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Chinese Pregnant Women To Be Screened For HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests