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HIV therapy in pregnancy-data support WHO recommendations

HIV therapy in pregnancy-data support WHO recommendations

In an observational cohort study from Cte d'Ivoire, Fran ois Dabis and colleagues report on prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission among women receiving antiretroviral therapy according to World Health Organization recommendations.

Citation: Tonwe-Gold B, Ekouevi DK, Viho I, Amani-Bosse C, Toure S, et al. (2007) Antiretroviral treatment and prevention of peripartum and postnatal HIV transmission in West Africa: Evaluation of a two-tiered approach. PLoS Med 4(8): e257.



Franois Dabis
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Defining childhood severe falciparum malaria for intervention studies

The accepted definition of severe malaria is appropriate for clinical purposes, but Philip Bejon and colleagues show its specificity in clinical trials may be improved by a parasite density threshold and by excluding children with certain conditions. The article is discussed in a related perspective.

Citation: Bejon P, Berkley JA, Mwangi T, Ogada E, Mwangi I, et al. (2007) Defining childhood severefalciparum malaria for interventionstudies. PLoS Med 4(8): e251.


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