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Crixivan (Indinavir) Label Revised -- Not Recommended for HIV-Infected Pregnant Patients

The Clinical Pharmacology section of the Crixivan (indinavir) label has been revised to include pharmacokinetic data from a study (PACTG 358) in HIV-infected pregnant women. Results from this study show substantially reduced indinavir concentrations ...

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Cases of HIV-Infected Newborns Decline in New York

Eight years after New York state began requiring that mothers be notified if their infants test positive for HIV, its number of newborns with HIV has reached a record low. Between 1997 and 2002, the state Health Department reported a 78 percent decli...

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Many Doctors Don't Offer HIV Test to All in Pregnancy

A survey of Ohio doctors found that less than half offered HIV tests to pregnant women as part of routine screening, and about a third said they offer the test to 25 percent or fewer of their pregnant patients. Treating HIV-infected pregnant women wi...

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Canada: Pregnant Women Tested for HIV/AIDS Without Consent

Some Canadian doctors are breaking the law by automatically testing pregnant women for HIV/AIDS unless a woman has explicitly refused to be tested. The provinces of Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador have officially adopted this automatic, opt-out ap...

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World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action Global Forum Opens in Tanzania

Experts and activists from more than 70 countries and regions gathered in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha Monday to discuss breastfeeding, HIV/AIDS and infant health issues. The five-day international conference, "Nurturing the Future: Challeng...

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Updated Treatment Guidelines Address Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women

In 1996, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Kaiser Family Foundation convened a panel on "Clinical Practices for the Treatment of HIV" to develop guidelines for the clinical management of HIV-infected adults, adolescents and pregnant...

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Modeling the Impact of Revised DHHS HIV Treatment Guidelines on Survival in Women

Modeling the Impact of Revised DHHS HIV Treatment Guidelines on Survival in Women Abstract 1913 Authored by Teresa L. Kauf, D. C. Gibbons, T. L. Kirkland, G. Capuano, J. M. Tolson, D. Goodwin, (GlaxoSmithKline, Inc., Research Triangle Park,...

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When Conscience Limits Care

An HIV-positive woman elects to have a Cesarean section to minimize the risk of infecting her baby. She asks the surgeon to tie her tubes during the procedure to prevent further pregnancies. He refuses and tells her she will have to have a separate o...

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FDA/Bristol Myers Squibb Issues Caution for HIV Combination Therapy With Zerit and Videx in Pregnant Women

FDA and Bristol Myers Squibb are warning health care professionals that pregnant women may be at increased risk of fatal lactic acidosis when prescribed the combination of the HIV drugs stavudine (Zerit) and didanosine (Videx or Videx EC) with other ...