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Pharmacokinetics of Antiretrovirals in Pregnancy: Rilpivirine, Etravirine and Raltegravir Img

Pharmacokinetics of Antiretrovirals in Pregnancy: Rilpivirine, Etravirine and Raltegravir

Three posters at CROI 2015 described pharmacokinetics of antiretrovirals in pregnancy for rilpivirine, etravirine and raltegravir. None of the studies suggested that dose adjustment is required.

3 in 5 Breastfeeding Women With High HIV Viral Loads Are Undiagnosed in Kenya, Malawi and South Africa Img

3 in 5 Breastfeeding Women With High HIV Viral Loads Are Undiagnosed in Kenya, Malawi and South Africa

A large proportion of pregnant and breastfeeding women with high viral load were undiagnosed in a study conducted in Kenya, Malawi and South Africa. David Mamen from Médecins sans Frontières presented these findings at CROI 2015.

How Does PrEP Affect Fertility and Pregnancy Outcomes? Img

How Does PrEP Affect Fertility and Pregnancy Outcomes?

Being on PrEP does not reduce male fertility or subsequent pregnancy outcomes, according to a new study, which also saw high adherence rates.

PRO Men: A Bay Area Program Providing Reproductive Health Support for HIV-Positive Men Img

PRO Men: A Bay Area Program Providing Reproductive Health Support for HIV-Positive Men

"Are you an HIV-positive man who has sex with women? You can have the sex life you want and the family you want," begins a flyer announcing a connections mixer at PRO Men (Positive Reproduction Options for Men), an innovative program of the Bay Area ...

Stigma, Scrutiny Cause Problems for HIV-Positive Pregnant Women and New Moms Img

Stigma, Scrutiny Cause Problems for HIV-Positive Pregnant Women and New Moms

While pregnant women are used to getting attention, pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV are receiving too much scrutiny from peers and medical providers, says a new study.

Uptake and Retention in Malawi's Option B+ Program Img

Uptake and Retention in Malawi's Option B+ Program

Malawi's embrace of the "treat everybody" approach to mother-to-child HIV prevention has led to a 763 percent leap in the number of HIV-positive pregnant women on meds.

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NICE Guideline on Fertility Treatment Proposes Alternatives to Sperm Washing

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) are updating their fertility recommendations (last guidance was 2004).

The 2012 draft includes a section on viral transmission with the review question: "What is the effectiveness and safe...

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New BHIVA Guidelines: HIV-Positive Adults and HIV & Pregnancy

In April 2012, the British HIV Association (BHIVA) published two new clinical guidelines:

Treatment of HIV-1 positive adults with antiretroviral therapy (2012) Management of HIV infection in pregnant women (2012)

The new adult treatment guideline...

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Draft BHIVA Pregnancy Guidelines Online for Comment Until 5 March

The British HIV Association (BHIVA) Guidelines for the management of HIV infection in pregnant women 2012 are now online in draft.

The overall purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on best clinical practice in the treatment and manageme...

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Pharmacokinetics of Darunavir and Fosamprenavir in Pregnancy

Physiological changes in pregnancy can affect drug disposition. Plasma concentrations of several PIs -- including lopinavir, atazanavir and saquinavir -- currently prescribed to HIV-positive pregnant women, are decreased during this period. Pharmacok...