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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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...