TITLE

Nevirapine Regimen Reduces Risk of HIV Transmission From Breast-Feeding--at Least in the Short Term

AUTHOR(S)
Doskoch, P.
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
International Family Planning Perspectives;Sep2008, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p150
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the short term effects of the anti-retroviral drug nevirapine on instances of HIV transmission from breast feeding. A regimen of nevirapine was found to reduce HIV transmission in babies who are breast-fed for six weeks following birth. The author considers the need for mothers in developing countries to breast feed their infants regardless of HIV infections.
ACCESSION #
35002980

 

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