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Birth Weight and Preterm Delivery Outcomes of Vertically vs Non-Vertically Infected HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

Uninfected infants born to vertically infected HIV-positive women might be at greater risk for lower birth weight than those born to non-vertically infected women, according to findings from the largest cohort of pregnant women to date.

By Polly Clayden for HIV i-Base

Tenofovir-Containing ART Reduces Bone Mineral Density in Breast-Feeding Women: Results From IMPAACT P1084s

Tenofovir DF-containing ART decreases bone mineral density in HIV-positive, breast-feeding women, according to findings presented at the 8th International Workshop on HIV Paediatrics.

By Polly Clayden for HIV i-Base

HIV and Infertility: An Assessment Tool for Use in Low-Resource Clinics

Natasha Davies, MBChB, M.P.H., a longtime HIV clinician, consulted with experts to develop a detailed checklist for assessing the fertility of individuals and couples living with HIV and tailoring realistic reproductive options in low-resources setti...

By Olivia G. Ford

25 Years of Prenatal HIV Drug Exposure Monitoring: Changing Times, but No Increased Risk of Birth Defects

Vani Vannappagari, Ph.D., M.P.H., shares her insights on the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry's data collection of pregnancy outcomes following prenatal antiretroviral exposure in the treatment as prevention era.

By Olivia G. Ford

PROMISE Results Support WHO Recommendations for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women: More Needs to Be Done to Improve ART Acceptability and Adherence

Continued antiretroviral treatment was safe in women with higher CD4 counts after delivery and associated with improved maternal health -- but virologic failure rates were high -- according to data from the PROMISE study, presented at AIDS2016.

By Polly Clayden for HIV i-Base

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 ...

By AIDSinfo

Women's Rights Important to Preventing Child HIV Infections

Bloomberg Businessweek: Wives Hide HIV as Stigma Undermines Progress on AIDS

"... Protecting young mothers will be critical if the world is to meet a U.N. target of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015. At an international AIDS meet...

By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

From Policy to Pregnancy: Sexual Rights and Reproductive Options for People Living With HIV/AIDS

In this series of articles from presentations delivered at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria, six prominent HIV-positive advocates, discuss the family-planning struggles women living with HIV/AIDS face -- and how these challe...