The use of short-course zidovudine to prevent perinatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus in rural Kenya.

@article{Songok2003TheUO,
  title={The use of short-course zidovudine to prevent perinatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus in rural Kenya.},
  author={Elijah Maritim Songok and Yoshihide Fujiyama and Peter M. Tukei and John Vulule and Michael Kibet Kiptoo and Nicholas O Adungo and Kazuhiro Kakimoto and Nobuyoshi Kobayashi and Isaiah O Genga and Solomon Mpoke and Hiroshi Ichimura},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={8-13}
}
To determine the feasibility of using short-course zidovudine (ZDV) to prevent mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in a breastfeeding population in a rural area in Kenya, pregnant mothers attending clinics in seven health centers in western Kenya between 1996 and 1998 were requested to volunteer for participation in this study. The HIV-infected mothers were given a daily dose of 400 mg of ZDV starting at 36 weeks of gestation and another 300 mg every three hours… CONTINUE READING

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