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Does Pregnancy Pose an HIV Infection Risk for Men? A Blog Entry by Gary Bell

Previous studies have demonstrated that pregnant women are at greater risk of HIV infection. However, a new study, presented at the International Microbicides Conference in Pittsburgh in May seems to demonstrate that men have almost double the risk o...

With Help, Minnesota Moms Keep Babies HIV-Free

The number of women with HIV giving birth in Minnesota tripled over the past decade. However, mother-to-child (MTC) HIV infections have been nearly eliminated during the same timeframe, thanks to a collaborative effort by hospitals, obstetricians, an...

South African, U.S. Women Donate Breast Milk to South African AIDS Orphans

Women in the U.S. and South Africa are sending breast milk to children at the iThemba Lethu orphanage in Durban, South Africa, whose mothers have died of AIDS-related illnesses, ABCNews' "World News Tonight" reports. According to ABCNews, the mothers...

Vertical HIV Transmission Rate Down in U.S.

Although the percentage of HIV-positive women who give birth to HIV-positive infants has declined "dramatically" in developed nations due largely to the use of antiretroviral drugs, a lack of prenatal care increases a woman's likelihood that she will...

Perinatal HIV Prevention Aims for Elimination in United States

Eight years after the landmark 076 trial proved it was possible, prevention of perinatal HIV transmission has been so successful that public health officials are aiming toward an elimination effort similar to one now underway for syphilis. "This has...

EVMS Researchers Experiment With Infected Men Fathering HIV-Free Children

Researchers at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Va., are experimenting with a technique through which HIV-positive men can father children without passing the virus to their wives or babies. The facility, a division of Eastern Vi...

Mother-to-child Transmission

It is not particularly new information that mother-to-child transmission is one of the most common ways HIV is spread in developing countries, but how have current drug regimens impacted HIV transmission from mother to child in the developed world? ...

If You Are a Woman Who Has Given Birth While HIV Positive...

My name is LaVerne and I'm a Treatment Advocate at Women Alive. On April 12, 2000 I gave birth to a beautiful 8-pound baby boy named Marques. During my pregnancy, I had to interrupt my current regimen of Abacavir and Combivir and just take the Combiv...

Global Strategies for Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Prevention

Women and children account for over half of those living with HIV throughout the world. Despite the growing list of HIV prevention methods (condoms, needle exchange, treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, use of maternal anti-HIV therapy, electi...

Management of the HIV-Infected Pregnant Woman

Click Here to Listen to the Original Lecture L3: Management of the HIV-Infected Pregnant Woman (Authored by M.J. O'Sullivan. Univ. of Miami Sch. of Med., FL) Click here to view the original abstract The prevention of neonatal HIV infection has ...