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Opinion: International Community Must Keep Fighting to End Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

"Even with the knowledge and medicines to prevent transmission of HIV from mothers to children, there are still babies being born with HIV \in the U.S.] and around the world," Jake Glaser, Janice McCall, and Cristina Pena -- all persons living with ...

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The Challenge of Adherence During Pregnancy and After

Data on adherence rates during and after pregnancy are limited. These data are important particularly as international guidance moves towards universal ART in pregnancy and during breastfeeding.

A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the...

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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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HAART More Effective Than AZT Monotherapy in the Botswana PMTCT Programme

There are limited data from programmes in resource-limited settings describing the effectiveness of HAART compared to AZT monotherapy for PMTCT.

Scott Dryden-Peterson and colleagues from Botswana showed findings from a prospective, observational stu...

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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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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...

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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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HIV Treatment Guidelines: Pregnant Women and Babies

In May, DHHS released updated guidelines for treatment of pregnant women with HIV, intended both to benefit the woman's health and to prevent transmission of HIV to the baby. The new version did not include major changes, but added a new rating syste...