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    At the age of four or five your child will start going to school. This is initially an unsettling experience for a lot of children, but most...

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  • Dolutegravir: need to consider all pros and cons before switching in pregnancy

    A young pregnant woman who switched from dolutegravir (DTG)-based ART, in response to the neural tube defect safety signal, experienced viral rebound on her new regimen. She needed to be switched back to DTG to achieve re-suppression and prevent vertical transmission.

    11 July 2018 | HIV i-Base
  • Children born with HIV on treatment experience next-to-no developmental set-backs at the age of 5

    New data on the impact of different treatment strategies on the neuro-development of young children living with HIV has been released, showing normal development in all areas apart from visual perception.

    25 May 2018 | AVERT
  • BHIVA statement on Potential Safety Signal in Infants Born to Women Conceiving on Dolutegravir

    The BHIVA HIV in Pregnancy Guidelines Writing group makes the following recommendations: all women wishing to conceive should be started on folic acid 5mg OD regardless of their cART regimen; all women commencing DTG should have a negative pregnancy test prior to initiation and ongoing method of contraception documented; we advise a review of all patient records of women aged up to 50yo on DTG with regards to conception plans, documented method of contraception and current pregnancy status; we recommend that women at risk of pregnancy be contacted by their clinic to discuss the DTG safety report, which should be clearly documented, and the woman seen in person if pregnant.

    23 May 2018 | British HIV Association
  • Potential safety issue affecting women living with HIV using dolutegravir at the time of conception

    WHO advises that countries and ministries follow the existing 2016 WHO Consolidated ARV Guidelines, and consider the following: Pregnant women who are taking DTG should not stop their ARV therapy and should speak with their health provider for additional guidance. If other first‐line ARVs cannot be used in women of childbearing age, DTG may be considered in cases where consistent contraception can be assured.

    21 May 2018 | World Health Organization
  • Why the Dolutegravir Pregnancy Warning is Important — and What We Should Do Now

    Based on the widespread and growing use of DTG-based regimens globally, these data on the potential risks of becoming pregnant while receiving DTG have immediate and broad clinical relevance.

    21 May 2018 | NEJM Journal Watch
  • New study suggests risk of birth defects in babies born to women on HIV medicine dolutegravir

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is evaluating preliminary results from a study which found 4 cases of birth defects such as spina bifida (malformed spinal cord) in babies born to mothers who became pregnant while taking dolutegravir. While EMA is assessing the new evidence, dolutegravir should not be used in women seeking to become pregnant.

    21 May 2018 | European Medicines Agency
  • Anti-HIV drug combination does not increase preterm birth risk, study suggests

    A drug combination aimed at preventing transmission of HIV from a pregnant woman to her fetus likely does not increase the risk for preterm birth and early infant death, according to a re-analysis of two studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. The research appears in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    26 April 2018 | National Institutes of Health
  • HIV-positive, exposed children have worse neurodevelopmental outcomes

    Children who are HIV-positive or have been exposed to the virus are at increased risk of having poorer outcomes regarding cognitive and motor development compared with children who are HIV-negative and have not been exposed, according to findings ...

    19 February 2018 | Healio
  • NIH Begins Large HIV Treatment Study in Pregnant Women

    The National Institutes of Health has launched a large international study to compare the safety and efficacy of three antiretroviral treatment regimens for pregnant women living with HIV and the safety of these regimens for their infants. The study will evaluate the current preferred first-line regimen for pregnant women recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and two regimens containing newer antiretroviral drugs that are becoming more widely used.

    24 January 2018 | NIAID press release
  • BHIVA response to BMJ article on ART in pregnant women living with HIV

    We do not support recommendations of "ART in pregnant women living with HIV: a clinical practice guideline" (BMJ, 11/9/17). Other systematic reviews and numerous observational studies show tenofovir to be safe in HIV in pregnancy.

    25 September 2017 | BHIVA
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