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AIDS, Engl. law. Formerly they were certain sums of money granted by the tenant to his lord in times of difficulty and distress, but, as usual in such cases, what was received as a gratuity by the rich and powerful from the weak and poor, was soon claimed as a matter of right; and aids became a species of tax to be paid by the tenant to his lord, in these cases: 1. To ransom the lord's person, when taken prisoner; 2. To make the lord's eldest son a knight; 3. To marry the lord's eldest daughter, by giving her a suitable portion. The first of these remained uncertain; the other two were fixed by act of parliament at twenty shillings each being the supposed twentieth part of a knight's fee, 2 Bl. Com. 64.

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Maternal peripheral parasitemia at delivery was not associated with MTCT; however, placental malaria was associated with a 40% reduction in the risk for perinatal MTCT (RR 0.
Early identification of young pregnant women who are HIV-positive, swift initiation of triple ART and providing youth-centred ART adherence support to these women need to be important priorities for prevention of MTCT programmes.
This in turn has led to an improvement in overall programme performance at national level and a dramatic decrease in MTCT transmission rates for SA.
Summarising evidence for three levels of avoiding MTCT, we examine the experience of preventing MTCT globally, and suggest the probability of eliminating transmission, especially in South Africa (SA).
In developed countries the risk of MTCT has fallen from approximately 30% to less than 5% as a result of prevention strategies.
Studies have indicated that suboptimal health system strategies for ART initiation contribute to MTCT.
5) Furthermore, the risk of MTCT increases if mothers contract HIV postpartum; therefore, health services may not identify children with HIV in good time.
The transaction, which is valued at approximately $450 million, includes the purchase of all the outstanding shares of MTCT for a cash price of $24.
Male engagement in ANC services to prevent MTCT for HIV infected pregnant women
A goal of the South African National Strategic Plan for HIV/ AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections 2007 - 201116 is to reduce MTCT of HIV to less than 5%.
National surveys presented at the conference showed that the MTCT rate among babies 4--6 weeks old has dropped to 3.