UK doctors call for antenatal HIV testing:
This article was originally published in Clinica
A new report from The British Medical Association has called for antenatal testing for HIV to reduce transmission of infection from mother to baby. The recommendation is one of several the BMA says are necessary to improve the UK's poor record in children's health. The report, Growing Up In Britain: Ensuring A Healthy Future For Our Children, says the UK's international ranking on key child health indicators is poor. It ranks 18th for deaths in early childhood, behind fellow G8 countries such as Japan and Germany, but also behind Singapore and Slovenia.