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Atazanavir Use During Pregnancy

On 4 February 2011, FDA approved new labeling for atazanavir (Reyataz) to include dosing recommendations for treatment of HIV-1 infection during pregnancy and postpartum period.

The major revisions to the package insert are summarised below. Other, ...

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FDA Approves Reyataz Labeling Update for Pregnant Women

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced on February 7 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an update to the labeling for Reyataz (atazanavir sulfate) to include dose recommendations in HIV-positive pregnant women. In HIV combi...

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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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Preconception Care for HIV-Infected Women

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I. Introduction II. Principles of Preconception Care for HIV-Infected Women of Childbearing Potential A. Prevention of HIV Transmission, Superinfection, and Other STIs B. Optimizing Health/Reducing Risk C. Contr...

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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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Canada: Women Opting Out of HIV Testing More Likely to Have HIV

Women in prenatal care who chose not to be screened for HIV were more likely to be infected than those who opted to be tested, according to a new Canadian study.

In a review of more than 110,000 women in Alberta receiving prenatal infectious-disease...

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Number of HIV-Infected U.S. Infants Down Dramatically, but Less So Among Minorities

The number of U.S. children born with HIV/AIDS has declined markedly since the mid-1990s in all demographic groups, according to the latest edition of HRSA's Women's Health USA.

From 1994 to 2005, the number of non-Hispanic black infants born with H...

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Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Allow HIV-Positive Men to Have Sperm Washed for Fertility Treatments

The California Senate recently voted 35-1 to approve a bill (SB 443) that would allow HIV-positive men to have their sperm washed and used for fertility treatments, the MediaNews/Oakland Tribune reports (Geissinger, MediaNews/Oakland Tribune, 8/29). ...

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Policy Brief Examines Sexual, Reproductive Health Needs of People Living With HIV/AIDS

"Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of People Living With HIV," Guttmacher Institute: The policy brief examines how people living with HIV have specific sexual and reproductive health needs -- such as services focused on their increased...

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Increased Rates of Premature Births Reported From Western European Women Taking HAART

In high-income countries, highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has dramatically reduced rates of life-threatening complications and deaths due to HIV/AIDS. It has also reduced rates of HIV transmission from pregnant mothers to their babies du...