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2009-01-06 11:33:23

Babies born to HIV-positive mothers and given the antiretroviral drug nevirapine through the first six weeks of life to prevent infection via breast-feeding are at high risk for developing drug-resistant HIV if they get infected anyway, a team of researchers report. But the investigators highlight the proven superiority of the six-week regimen in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in breast-fed infants.In a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, risks of drug...

2008-08-05 15:01:02

A drug commonly used in the developing world to prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child persists in the breast milk and blood of the mothers, putting them and their babies at risk for developing drug-resistant strains of the virus, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers found that the drug, nevirapine, stays in the blood and breast milk of the infected mothers for at least two weeks. During that time, the virus has ample...

2006-06-30 17:41:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A three-in-one AIDS pill officials hope will make it easier for patients to stick with their treatments won U.S. clearance on Friday for use in a global relief plan. The drug, made by India's Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., received tentative Food and Drug Administration approval. The FDA endorsement makes the product available for purchase under President George W. Bush's effort to provide AIDS-fighting medicines in 15 countries. The new pill contains the active...

2006-06-30 15:38:13

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India's Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. won tentative U.S. approval on Friday to sell a three-in-one HIV-fighting pill, a decision that makes the drug available for purchase under a global AIDS relief plan. The Food and Drug Administration said the pill includes the active ingredients in the drugs lamivudine, zidovudine and nevirapine.

2005-07-28 13:56:49

Two new studies support the hypothesis that combination antiretroviral drug therapy may reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission through breastfeeding, findings that could have significant implications in the developing world. Researchers in the first study found mothers pass antiretroviral medications on to their breastfeeding infants in concentrations high enough to prevent infection. The second study showed levels of HIV RNA in breast milk are lower in mothers taking...

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