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Drugs help infants from getting mother's HIV

from United Press International

Adding nevirapine to drugs given newborns of women diagnosed with HIV shortly before or during labor halves the newborns' risk of HIV, U.S. researchers say. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development researchers said the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission around the time of delivery was 2.2 percent among infants who received the standard drug zidovudine combined with nevirapine, compared with 4.8 percent among infants treated with zidovudine alone. more


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