The independent Expert Panel issuing this report was established by Section 309 of the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 ("the Act"), P.L. 110-293. The Panel was also established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, codified in 5 U.S.C. App.
According to the Act, the objectives and the scope of the activities of the Expert Panel are to "provide an objective review of activities to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV" (human immunodeficiency virus, the pathogen that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS); and to "provide recommendations to the Global AIDS Coordinator and to the appropriate congressional committees for scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission prevention services under this Act in order to achieve the target established" in the Act. The target is statutorily defined in Section 307 of the Act as "a target for the prevention and treatment of mother-to-child transmission of HIV that, by 2013, will reach at least 80 percent of pregnant women in those countries most affected by HIV/AIDS in which the United States has HIV/AIDS programs."
-Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: Executive Summary of the Expert Panel Report and Recommendations to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (January 2010)
-Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: Expert Panel Report and Recommendations to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (January 2010)
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