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Does Breast Milk Transmit HIV Or Protect Against It
2012-06-15 08:27:37

More than 15 percent of new HIV infections occur in children. Without treatment, only 65 percent of HIV-infected children will live until their first birthday, and fewer than half will make it to the age of two. Although breastfeeding is attributed to a significant number of these infections, most breastfed infants are not infected with HIV, despite prolonged and repeated exposure. HIV researchers have been left with a conundrum: does breast milk transmit the virus or protect against it?...

2012-05-29 05:16:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows that pre-exposure preventative treatment for suspected HIV may be effective for those in high-risk groups. "Although post-exposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success," Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Harvard Medical School and the Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital,...

2012-05-28 19:24:01

While immediate postexposure treatment for suspected HIV is critical, pre-exposure preventive treatment is a newer method that may be effective for people in high-risk groups, states a review of evidence published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Although postexposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success,"...

2012-05-17 23:00:16

"The FDA Decision to approve Truvada* by 19 votes against 3 in the prevention of HIV transmission on May 11 is irresponsible and against Global Public Health Interests," declares Doctor Alain Lafeuillade, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases in Toulon (France) and Chair of the ISHEID to be held in Marseilles (France) in 6 days. Marseilles, France (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 The recent Truvada* FDA approval for pre-exposure prophylaxis "looks like a non sense in other 'developed'...

2012-05-16 10:58:17

Pre-birth exposure to the anti-HIV drug tenofovir does not adversely affect pregnancy outcomes and does not increase birth defects, growth abnormalities, or kidney problems in infants born to African women who are HIV positive, supporting the use of this drug during pregnancy, according to a study by a team of international researchers published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The researchers led by Diana Gibb from the MRC Clinical Trials Unit in London, UK, analyzed data collected on...

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2012-05-11 20:40:28

A panel of health experts have backed a drug to prevent HIV infection in healthy people for the first time. The U.S. panel recommended that regulators approve Truvada for use by people considered at high risk of contracting the AIDS virus. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not required to follow the panel's advice, but typically is found to do so. Advocates who approve of the panel's advice say that it could be a big milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The FDA...


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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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