Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

News Briefs

Namibia to Start Distributing Drugs to HIV Positive Pregnant Women

December 21, 2001

Namibian Health Minister Libertine Amathila said the ministry would begin distributing the drug nevirapine to pregnant HIV-positive women to prevent transmission of the virus to their babies. Studies show the drug can reduce HIV transmission during labor by up to 50 percent. It will initially be made available to 500 women in the nation.


Back to other CDC news for December 21, 2001

Previous Updates

Adapted from:
Associated Press
12.20.01


  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
See Also
More on HIV/AIDS Treatment in Namibia

Tools
 

Advertisement