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U.S. Researchers Report "Functional Cure" for Infant Born With HIV

"A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now \two and a half] and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of [active]...

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Functional Cure for HIV-Infected Infant After Very Early Treatment

A 26-month-old infant girl born in Mississippi has been functionally cured of HIV, according to results presented at CROI 2013 in Atlanta. The infant was treated very early (within 31 hours of life) with a full antiretroviral regimen.

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HIV-Positive Mothers in the U.S. Should Bottle Feed, Pediatrics Group States

Mothers in the U.S. living with HIV should avoid breastfeeding their infants, according to a new policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Bottle feeding with infant formula is recommended, regardless of the woman's HIV med use...

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Carbohydrate in Breast Milk May Cut HIV Spread

HIV-positive women with higher-than-average levels of a carbohydrate found in human breast milk may have a reduced risk of passing HIV to their babies during breastfeeding, researchers in Zambia have found.

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HIV-Negative Babies Born to HIV-Positive Mothers Have Weakened Ability to Fight Some Infections

"Babies who are exposed to HIV at birth but don't become infected with the virus have lower levels of antibodies to diseases such as whooping cough, tetanus and pneumococcus," according to a study published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of the A...

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New Guidance on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV

2010 Guidelines: "Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating Pregnant Women and Preventing HIV Infections in Infants"

Since WHO issued revised guidelines in 2006, important new evidence has emerged on the use of antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis for the pre...

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Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this summary, you'll hear Louise Kuhn, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, College of Physici...

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Three Cases of HIV Transmission to Infants Through Food Pre-Chewed by HIV-Positive Caregivers

One of the oddest presentations at CROI 2008 involved three case reports of HIV transmission to babies when their HIV-infected caregivers pre-chewed the babies' food. I sat down with Dr. Kenneth Dominguez, an epidemiologist at the CDC [U.S. Centers ...

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Nevirapine During Labor and in the Neonate Significantly Improves Zidovudine Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Perinatal HIV Transmission: Results of PHPT-2 First Interim Analysis

Nevirapine (NVP) During Labor and in the Neonate Significantly Improves Zidovudine (ZDV) Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Perinatal HIV Transmission: Results of PHPT-2 First Interim Analysis (LbOr22) Authored by S. Le Coeur, M. Lallemant, G. J...

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Breastfeeding Wrecks Short Course Anti-HIV Treatment for Babies

Many African infants who are saved from catching HIV in the womb thanks to antiretroviral drugs nevertheless contract the virus through breastfeeding, according to a new report. The study, published in last week's Lancet (Vol. 359; No. 9313), sheds l...