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2010-07-22 08:02:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- New data were presented today at the 18th International AIDS Conference from the VERxVE study that show an investigational, once-daily extended-release (400 mg QD) formulation of nevirapine was non-inferior to twice-daily immediate release Viramune® (nevirapine) tablets (200 mg BID), both in combination with Truvada® (tenofovir and emtricitabine) tablets in treatment-naive HIV-1 infected patients through 48...

2010-06-17 12:48:46

The largest study to date to examine methods to prevent HIV infection among breastfeeding infants concludes that giving antiretroviral drugs to HIV-infected breastfeeding mothers in sub-Saharan Africa or giving an HIV-fighting syrup to their babies are both effective. "Our study found that both methods are effective in preventing HIV transmission, but given a choice between the two, I'd say that the baby regimen is the more successful method," said Charles Chasela, PhD, coordinator and lead...

2010-06-17 12:42:54

Findings in Botswana study suggest women taking antiretroviral drug combinations can breastfeed safely An international clinical trial led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that AIDS-fighting antiretroviral drug combinations given to pregnant and breastfeeding women in Botswana, Africa, prevented 99% of the mothers from transmitting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to their infants. "This is the lowest rate of mother-to-child transmission recorded in...

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2010-05-14 11:16:29

By using medications packaged just like fast-food ketchup, HIV-positive mothers in developing countries can more easily provide protection to newborn babies born at home. Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed an inexpensive and easy-to-use system that allows mothers to give their newborns a potentially life-saving dose of an anti-HIV medication shortly after birth. This is especially important since such drugs can only be found in clinics or hospitals, which can be days away...

2010-02-26 10:00:27

Women given the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention drug nevirapine to protect their fetus should not use an HIV-drug regimen that contains nevirapine for at least one year after childbirth, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). A new UAB study found that while nevirapine works well to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, a single dose of nevirapine in infected pregnant women can trigger resistance to some forms of the AIDS-drug cocktail known as...

2010-02-16 09:10:28

A new international study reported in PLoS Medicine confirms that a single dose of nevirapine (sdNVP) can lead to HIV treatment failure in women who receive the drug to prevent transmission of the AIDS virus to their infants. However, the increased risk of failure could only be detected in women who began full HIV treatment within about a year after receiving sdNVP. Because of its convenience and availability, sdNVP has become the mainstay for preventing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of...

2010-01-11 16:43:17

Chemists at UC San Diego and statisticians at Harvard University have developed a novel way to trace mutations in HIV that lead to drug resistance. Their findings, once expanded to the full range of drugs available to treat the infection, would allow doctors to tailor drug cocktails to the particular strains of the virus found in individual patients. "We want to crack the code of resistance," said Wei Wang, associate professor chemistry and biochemistry at UC San Diego who led the...

2009-10-27 12:08:39

Press release from PLoS Medicine In a clinical trial investigating mother-to-child HIV transmission in South Africa published this week in PLoS Medicine, Neil Martinson (of the Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto, South Africa) and colleagues find that adding two other antiretroviral drugs to single dose nevirapine "“ an antiretroviral drug given to women and newborn children during labor and delivery to prevent transmission "“ is effective in reducing the drug resistance that...

2009-10-16 13:50:32

Mothers receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to treat HIV-1 infection are less likely than untreated mothers to transmit the virus to their newborns through breastfeeding, according to a new study. The findings, now available online in the Nov. 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, suggest HAART regimens should be initiated as early as possible in eligible mothers in areas with limited resources, such as Africa, where most infant HIV-1 infections occur, and...

2009-07-20 07:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- New data became available today at the 5(th) International AIDS Society Conference from ARTEN (Atazanavir/Ritonavir on a background of Tenofovir and Emtricitabine [Truvada(R)] versus Nevirapine). ARTEN is an open-label, multi-center and international non-inferiority clinical trial. It is the first large study to directly compare the efficacy and safety of nevirapine and ritonavir-boosted atazanavir (ATV/r) when combined with TDF/FTC, a...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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