Language from the document itself, created by the Center for Reproductive Rights, explains that, "this briefing paper addresses the fundamental human rights standards that governments must uphold in creating PMTCT programs. These standards include requirements of informed consent, provider-patient confidentiality, and health-care access without discrimination. The briefing paper concludes with recommendations for government action to ensure that women are treated with dignity and respect through every phase of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care." The paper also discusses the disproportionate effect that HIV has had on women, and how that effect is exacerbated when women are pregnant.
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