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HIV incidence is high among pregnant and postpartum women and increases the risk of mother-to-child transmission

HIV incidence is high among pregnant and postpartum women and is associated with an increased risk of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, results of a systematic review and

Published
25 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
The maternal mental health of migrant women

Pregnant and early postnatal migrant women are a heterogeneous and far more diverse population group than has previously been experienced. Migrant women experiencing maternal mental health related illnesses face practical barriers and cultural factors which may prevent them from seeking help.

Published
14 March 2014
From
Better Health
Efavirenz-based ART matches lopinavir/ritonavir for perinatal HIV treatment

Pregnant women taking efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy had significantly better virologic outcomes at the time of delivery compared to those taking lopinavir/ritonavir in a randomised study in rural

Published
12 March 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Sexually transmitted infections greatly increase the risk of HIV infection in pregnancy

Pregnant women in Kenya have a similar risk of HIV infection during pregnancy to serodiscordant couples or sex workers, Dr John Kinuthia told the 21st Conference on Retroviruses

Published
11 March 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Freeing babies from being born with HIV

The proportion of HIV-positive diagnosed women passing (transmitting) their infection to their babies in the UK is now at its lowest ever level, having dropped four-fold in 10 years. At the heart of this success story sits a world-leading screening programme.

Published
11 March 2014
From
Public Health England
Lopinavir/ritonavir or 3TC PrEP equally protective against infant HIV infection during breastfeeding

Lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) or 3TC (lamivudine, Epivir) proved equally protective as infant prophylaxis against HIV infection during 12 months of breastfeeding, Dr Chipepo Kankasa, presenting on behalf of the

Published
10 March 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Dangerous Combo: Violence in Pregnancy and HIV in South Africa

An estimated one in four South African women experience intimate partner violence in the 12 months leading up to childbirth. A major risk factor for violence is HIV infection.

Published
10 March 2014
From
Inter Press Service
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
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
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
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