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HIV Drug Linked to Low Bone Density in Babies

In a cohort study, babies of mothers taking tenofovir (Viread) had an average whole-body bone mineral content about 8 grams less than babies whose mothers did not use the drug, according to George Siberry, MD, of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Md

Published
07 March 2014
From
MedPage Today
HIV disappears in 'Los Angeles baby,' doctors say

The girl, who was born in April and is being referred to as the "Los Angeles baby," remains on three standard HIV medications. Because of this, doctors cannot say for certain yet whether the infant is cured or whether the disease has gone into remission.

Published
06 March 2014
From
Los Angeles Times
Maternal deaths due to HIV not declining despite PMTCT successes in South Africa

Improvements in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in South Africa are not translating into a reduction in maternal deaths due to HIV infection, according to

Published
06 March 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
The Eastern Cape cancer mystery

Many Eastern Cape children infected with HIV at birth are developing AIDS-defining cancers as they reach adulthood, but HIV is unlikely to be the only driver of the what haematologists suspect is an inexplicably high concentration of blood cancers in the province.

Published
27 February 2014
From
Health-e
Mother to child HIV transmission at record low in the UK

The rate of mother to child HIV transmission is at an all-time low in the United Kingdom, according to a paper published today in the journal AIDS.

Published
25 February 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk, NIH network study shows

Researchers advise reducing risk through diet, exercise, not smoking.

Published
25 February 2014
From
National Institutes of Health (press release)
Malnutrition decreases effectiveness of HIV treatment in pregnant African women

In Uganda the prescription of three antiretroviral drugs, which aim to suppress the virus to prevent disease progression, have resulted in huge reductions in HIV mortality rates. However, disease is not the only scourge in Uganda, and a new study in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology explores the impact food insecurity may have on treating pregnant women.

Published
19 February 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Roche announces launch of the Dual Target HIV-1 Qualitative Test in markets accepting the CE mark

The new test will help increase access for early infant HIV diagnosis and makes sample collection and transportation easy, including in rural areas.

Published
18 February 2014
From
PR Newswire (press release)
Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection: What's New

Key changes made by the Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of HIV-Infected Children (the Panel) to update the November 1, 2012, Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection are summarized below.

Published
17 February 2014
From
AIDSinfo
Dosing errors of liquid AZT "exceedingly" common and related to poorer HIV health literacy

Dosing errors are “exceedingly” common when adults are preparing paediatric doses of liquid antiretrovirals, results of research published in the online journal of AIDS show. The cross-sectional

Published
12 February 2014
By
Michael Carter

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