While it is too soon to tell, this research involving broadly neutralizing antibodies could point to new methods for preventing vertical transmission.
Aug. 1, 2019: Raltegravir OK in pregnancy; HIV disclosure and viral suppression among pregnant women; newborn size following HIV exposure; causes of hearing problems among people with HIV.
Switching HIV treatment regimens during the first trimester; drivers of viral breakthrough during pregnancy; HIV’s effect on liver risk after hepatitis C treatment; hepatic steatosis among young people with HIV.
The impact of stigma on cognitive performance; risk factor dissonance among young black MSM; pregnancy and the HIV care continuum; new data on pediatric raltegravir use.
The risk of transmitting HIV through the breastmilk of virally suppressed women in high-income countries is not known.
This recently updated fact sheet from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a quick rundown of the latest HIV infection numbers and prevention challenges impacting new moms and moms-to-be.
No HIV-exposed infants who were negative at birth, whose mothers started ART before delivery, had suppressed viral loads, and exclusively breastfed, were HIV positive after breastfeeding, in a rural African cohort.
VRC01 in HIV-Exposed Newborns: First Results Support Monthly Injections for Those at Risk Through Breastfeeding
Preliminary results suggest that VRC01 -- an investigational HIV neutralising monoclonal antibody -- administered subcutaneously to neonates is safe and well tolerated.
For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their infants, according to results from a large clinical trial ...
Research Identifies Barriers, Answers to Reaching Families With Proven Measures for Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
Although pediatric HIV incidence has substantially declined in sub-Saharan Africa, 150,000 children in low and middle-income countries become infected with the virus every year, while 42,000 women die of complications from pregnancy and HIV. That's w...