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This Week in HIV Research: Pregnancy Findings That Aren't About Dolutegravir

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.

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This Week in HIV Research: Additional Nuance on Pregnancy and Antiretrovirals

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.

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This Week in HIV Research: This Is Your Brain on Stigma

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.

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To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed While Living With HIV? Data Needed!

The risk of transmitting HIV through the breastmilk of virally suppressed women in high-income countries is not known.

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HIV Among Pregnant Women, Infants and Children in the United States

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.

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No Transmissions From Breastfeeding in Tanzania Cohort From Mothers With Undetectable Viral Load

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.

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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.

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HIV Therapy for Breastfeeding Mothers Can Virtually Eliminate Transmission to Babies

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 Img

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...

NIH-Led Effort Uses Implementation Science Approaches to Reduce Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Img

NIH-Led Effort Uses Implementation Science Approaches to Reduce Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

An emerging field known as implementation science may help reduce the nearly 150,000 instances of mother-to-child HIV transmissions that occur annually around the world, mostly in developing countries.