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Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) during Antenatal Care

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B A Cesarean section should be planned at delivery in order to reduce the risk of HIV transmission to her infant.

This answer is incorrect. Caesarean section is not routinely recommended as part of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in resource-limited settings.

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A She should not be given efavirenz at any time during pregnancy given its risk of teratogenicity.
C Nevirapine should be avoided unless this woman's CD4 count is known to be below 500 cells/mm3.
D She should start triple antiretroviral therapy immediately and a CD4 count should be checked if possible.

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