Woman’s Hospital recently received a $15,000 grant from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation for its Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Prevention Program, which provides case management for women with HIV and their babies from diagnosis and during prenatal care through one year after delivery.
Since 2005, Woman’s has not had an HIV-positive baby born to a mother enrolled in the program, a news release said.
“We are very grateful for this generous grant from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation,” said Teri Fontenot, president and CEO of Woman’s. “According to the World Health Organization, up to 40 percent of HIV-infected pregnant women could transmit the virus to their babies without intervention. This program is critical to our mission to improve the health of women and infants.”
To date, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation has granted funding to more than 675 organizations in 44 countries across the globe, the release said.