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Prolonged Nevirapine In Breast-Fed Babies Prevents HIV Infection But Leads To Drug-Resistant HIV - 01/05/2009

Prolonged Nevirapine In Breast-Fed Babies Prevents HIV Infection But Leads To Drug-Resistant HIV

Release Date: January 5, 2009

Babies born to HIV-positive mothers and given the antiretroviral drug nevirapine through the first six weeks of life to prevent infection via breast-feeding are at high risk for developing drug-resistant HIV if they get infected anyway, a team of researchers report. But the investigators highlight the proven superiority of the six-week regimen in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in breast-fed infants.

For more information; http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/Prolonged-Nevirapine-in-Breast-Fed-Babies-Prevents-HIV-Infection-But-Leads-To-Drug-Resistant-HIV.aspx

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