Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV: successes and challenges.

@article{McIntyre2005PreventingMT,
  title={Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV: successes and challenges.},
  author={James A McIntyre},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={112 9},
  pages={1196-203}
}
  • James A McIntyre
  • Published 2005 in
    BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and…
Mother-to-child transmission of HIV continues to be a major cause of infant morbidity and mortality in resource-poor settings. Intrapartum and postpartum nevirapine-based regimens have been introduced in many settings. New research has shown that better efficacy can be achieved with the addition of single-dose nevirapine to short course zidovudine regimens, and that selection of nevirapine-resistant virus can be reduced with a short postpartum combination antiretroviral cover. Women who need… CONTINUE READING