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CMV infection may increase risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission

Cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy or delivery may greatly increase the subsequent risk of foetal or infant HIV infection, Thai researchers report. Among formula-fed infants of HIV-infected mothers receiving zidovudine

Published
12 August 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Cotrimoxazole in HIV-exposed but uninfected infants may undermine benefits of breastfeeding; trial needed, say paediatricians

Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis may not provide significant protection against bacterial infections in HIV-exposed but uninfected infants, and may even undermine the health benefits of breastfeeding, according to research from

Published
09 August 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Pregnancy doubled risk of female-to-male HIV transmission in Partners in Prevention study

Pregnancy increased the risks of female-to-male HIV transmission twofold among over 3300 serodiscordant couples from seven African countries, Nelly R Mugo and colleagues reported in a prospective study

Published
05 August 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Early HIV planning work saving the lives of Jamaican children

The recent 31% decline in the number of pediatric deaths in Jamaican children announced by Minister of Health, Rudyard Spencer is not a surprise to Dr. Tracy Evans-Gilbert, a pediatrician with considerable experience in the care of HIV positive children and their mothers in Jamaica.

Published
01 August 2011
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Spice Islander
Valaciclovir slows HIV disease progression in pregnant and breastfeeding women

Valaciclovir used to suppress herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) in HIV co-infected pregnant and post-partum women in Nairobi, Kenya, slowed HIV disease progression and reduced viral load in

Published
26 July 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
High levels of unmet need for family planning in people with HIV - couples unaware of conception and contraception options

In Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia, just 46% of HIV-positive women and 28% of HIV-positive men have discussed family planning with a healthcare provider, delegates were told at the

Published
26 July 2011
By
Roger Pebody
Infant prophylaxis during breastfeeding reduces risk of HIV infection by 71%

Extended use of nevirapine or zidovudine and nevirapine in infants can reduce the risks of HIV transmission through breastmilk by over 70%, Charles van der Horst reported

Published
25 July 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
South Africa's PMTCT programme reduces mother-to-child transmission to under 4%

Nine years after the start of a national prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme, South Africa’s mother-to-child HIV  transmission (MTCT) rate is under 4% at four to eight

Published
19 July 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
DNDi Launches New Drug Development Programme to Address Treatment Needs of Children with HIV/AIDS

Today at the 6th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) announced the launch of a new drug development programme to address critical unmet treatment needs of children with HIV/AIDS.

Published
19 July 2011
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Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative
Zambian study shows importance of early HIV test and fast ART for pregnant women

Starting ART at least 13 weeks before giving birth provides the greatest benefits in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), Carla J Chibwesha and colleagues reported in a retrospective

Published
15 July 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens

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