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July / August 2010


Women on HIV treatment can have HIV-negative babies

by Laura Whitehorn

0.5 percent: The rate of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) among all HIV-
positive mothers in Denmark since 2000. The percentage of babies born positive fell to 0 among moms who did these things: received HIV meds during pregnancy and labor, gave their newborns preventive HIV meds, and refrained from breast-feeding their babies.

6.3 percent: The rate of MTCT among HIV-positive mothers—many of whom were not on treatment or had begun meds late in pregnancy—in St. Petersburg, Russia, between 1998 and 2002.

Among both the Danish and the Russian mothers, more HIV-positive babies were born to women who delayed starting HIV treatment.

Search: mother-to-child transmission, MTCT, Denmark, Russia, St. Petersburg


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carol, Kabwe-Zambia-Africa, 2010-08-13 05:24:44
It is delighting to read how babies are being saved from the infection by their mothers. Please lets continue encouraging those planning to have family that the earlier they start meds the better for their babies sake. save a life that can not save itselt.

comfort uzu, Warri, 2010-07-22 07:29:24
This HIV issue is realy a problem in my area. We need help to get out of it soon.

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