Single-dose nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV type 1: balancing the benefits and risks.

@article{Mellors2009SingledoseNT,
  title={Single-dose nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV type 1: balancing the benefits and risks.},
  author={John W Mellors and Jeremy Y Chow},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={473-5}
}
Ever since the magnitude of the global AIDS epidemic was recognized, much effort has been directed toward understanding and decreasing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV-1. The biologic complexity of the problem is compounded by the intertwined issues of poverty and limited access to care, leading scientists and policy makers to search for solutions that are both effective and practical in resource constrained settings. These forces were the impetus for tests of short courses of… CONTINUE READING