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Combining PrEP and ART could almost eliminate HIV infection, east African study finds

Giving both pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) to heterosexual couples where one partner has HIV (serodiscordant couples) can almost eliminate the chance of infection in the

Published
26 February 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Week-on, weekend-off treatment controls viral load in young people

Taking an efavirenz-based antiretroviral regimen during the week and taking no medication on two days over the weekend was just as effective as daily treatment in controlling

Published
25 February 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
7-country study shows triple-drug combination superior for preventing infant HIV infection

Implementing the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation of three-drug antiretroviral treatment during pregnancy leads to a significantly lower rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission, a 7-country randomised study has

Published
25 February 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Breastfeeding mothers often undiagnosed in sub-Saharan Africa

A large proportion of women in sub-Saharan Africa who are at high risk of transmitting HIV to their infants during breastfeeding are likely still to be undiagnosed,

Published
25 February 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Merck places children's HIV drug in shared non-profit patent pool

U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co has contributed an HIV medicine for children to an international shared patent pool in a move that should speed the development of cheap pediatric formulations for use in poor countries.

Published
24 February 2015
From
Reuters
New clues about viral rebound in Mississippi child thought cured of HIV

Clinicians involved in the care of a child many once hoped was cured of HIV have published details about the case in the New England Journal of Medicine. The authors found that the virus that eventually returned after the girl had been off antiretroviral therapy for more than 2 years was identical to her mother's viral strain. The case shows that HIV establishes a viral reservoir very soon after infection. Starting antiretroviral treatment a day after birth was not enough to prevent viral rebound, though it did appear to allow prolonged remission.

Published
23 February 2015
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
Early antiretroviral treatment reduces seizure risk by two-thirds for children with HIV

Early antiretroviral therapy prevents the development of epilepsy in children with HIV, results of a study conducted in Botswana and published in the online edition of the Journal

Published
18 February 2015
By
Michael Carter
War-Torn Ukraine Facing AIDS Care 'Disaster'

Unicef warns of a healthcare "disaster" as political turmoil means many HIV-positive mothers are unable to access vital drugs.

Published
09 February 2015
From
Sky News
HIV—Pregnancy-related issues

Themed issue of CATIE's magazine Treatment Update, with several articles on the safety of antiretrovirals during pregnancy.

Published
20 January 2015
From
CATIE
Vertical transmission of HCV: The next big treatment frontier

Novel antiviral therapies with overwhelmingly positive sustained virologic response rates have dominated headlines in hepatitis C virus for the past few years, but many experts said eradication efforts may never completely succeed until the clinical community deals with mother-to-baby transmission of the disease.

Published
20 January 2015
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