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Postnatal HIV transmission seen after infant prophylaxis stopped

from Reuters Health via Medscape Medical News

A large study of infants uninfected with HIV at 14 weeks of age shows that transmission of the virus through breast milk occurs after extended antiretroviral prophylaxis is stopped. The results suggest that infant prophylaxis is only effective while the prophylactic agents are being administered, Dr. Taha E. Taha, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, and colleagues state. Thus, added preventive measures are required for the duration of infant breast-feeding. more

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