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2014-04-30 11:01:45

The risks of birth defects in children exposed to antiretroviral drugs in utero are small when considering the clear benefit of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV but where there are safe and effective alternatives, it might be appropriate to avoid use by pregnant women of drugs that may be associated with elevated risks of birth defects, such as zidovudine and efavirenz, according to a study published by French researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The...

2013-05-01 14:56:37

Researchers from CHOP, Penn find better outcomes for efavirenz over nevirapine in children over age 3 in low-resource settings Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, along with colleagues at the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence, conducted the first large-scale comparison of first-line treatments for HIV-positive children, finding that initial treatment with efavirenz was more...

2012-11-29 14:36:09

A combination of anti-HIV drugs has been found to also reduce the risk of recurrent malaria by nearly half among HIV-positive children, according to researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health. The combination of protease inhibitors lopinavir and ritonavir contributed to an overall reduction of 40 percent in the rate of malaria among a group of HIV-positive infants and children up to 6 years old in Uganda who were also being treated with anti-malarial drugs. This...

2012-06-22 06:15:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- About 0.2% of pregnant women are HIV positive and 1/3 will pass the virus to their baby before it is born if no treatment is given. A new study breaches the safety and efficacy of adding antiretroviral drugs (HIV treatment drugs) to standard zidovudine prophylaxis (standard HIV prevention drugs) in infants of mothers with HIV who did not receive antenatal antiretroviral therapy because of late identification. Within 48 hours after their birth, researchers randomly...

2012-06-21 17:29:44

Non-breastfed babies born to HIV-positive mothers who didn't receive antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy are routinely given zidovudine, commonly known as AZT, shortly after birth to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus that causes AIDS. While effective, this strategy doesn't always protect the infant from acquiring the virus during the mother's labor and delivery. But a new UCLA-led study published June 21 in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that a two- or...

2012-06-21 11:14:16

Findings from NIH network support shift in prevention guidelines Adding the drug nevirapine to the regimen given to newborns of women diagnosed with HIV shortly before or during labor halves the newborns' risk of contracting the virus, according to findings by a National Institutes of Health research network. The researchers found that the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission around the time of delivery was 2.2 percent among infants who received the standard drug zidovudine combined...

2012-04-26 10:55:03

In early results of a large-scale randomized study published in 2010 and led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, giving daily antiretroviral drugs (ART) to HIV-infected moms or their breastfeeding babies for 28 weeks proved safe and effective for preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission through breast milk. Now it appears that early weaning — stopping breastfeeding before six months — is of little, if any, protective value against HIV...


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