Navigation Links
Mother-to-child HIV transmission rate falling, but more can be done
Date:7/22/2010

Transmission of HIV to children before or at birth has dropped dramatically around the country in the last decade since the advent of powerful new therapies. That certainly is true for Florida, where each year, fewer than 10 babies are born with the disease despite the fact that more than 600 HIV-positive women each year, on average, give birth.

Still, more can be done to even further reduce the number of babies born with the disease, say pediatric HIV experts at the University of Florida who this week presented their work during the 18th International AIDS conference in Vienna, Austria.

"This is one of those diseases for which we learned how to prevent transmission. We need to make full use of this method and our energies need to be focused on the effort," said lead researcher Dr. Mobeen Rathore, a professor and chief of pediatric infectious diseases and immunology at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, and director of the UF Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Service.

Around the United States, the decreasing number of pediatric infections is a direct result of the advent of powerful anti-HIV therapies in the mid-1990s and the establishment of protocols by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to treat pregnant women who are infected, and their babies.

Increased HIV-testing outreach and education efforts have also paid off. And CDC guidelines for "opt-out" HIV-testing for pregnant women mean testing is a routine part of their care, and women would have to specifically decline it. Rapid testing during labor and delivery gives one last chance to administer therapies that can prevent transmission.

In Florida, the Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women Act of 1998 was enacted to help improve prenatal care and reduce the number of babies with HIV or prenatal drug exposure.

After New York, Florida has the second highest number of babies born to HIV-positive women. The sta
'/>"/>

Contact: Czerne M. Reid
czerne@ufl.edu
352-273-5814
University of Florida
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Linked to Gene Change
2. Misuse of anesthesia could cause hepatitis virus transmission
3. Updated HIV therapy guidelines would reduce risk of transmission, save lives, billions in costs
4. Female-to-Male HIV Transmission Risk Doubles During Pregnancy
5. Hand-washing, mask-wearing may limit transmission of pandemic flu
6. Preventive behaviors limited household transmission of H1N1 influenza during initial outbreak
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding dress company offering ... follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. The fans will ... draws a lottery every week. , Moreover, the company has ... Click Angelweddingdress homepage for more information. , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Juvent Sports ( ... the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show to bestow a Juvent ... female amateur golfer, Arlene McKitrick. The award commemorated and ... golf tournament win. She won her first amateur tournament ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Oceanside,CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 For over 20 ... the Oceanside and Vista area has treated just about ... other personal injury circumstances. And for those same twenty-plus years, ... victims of all those injuries with the best possible doctor. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Yesterday, ... Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were honored ... leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, medical device ... Olsen each received the “2014 Life Sciences Champion” ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Payday lending practices in four southern states worsen ... to the states that permit them, according to a ... Race and Wealth. , While they generate hundreds of ... the same time substantially depress economic activity, according to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2
... safer campuses and communities, , THURSDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay ... increases the safety of students, says a U.S. government ... the program had a 15 percent decrease in the ... to 15,163, according to the report. The number of ...
... ... in Victoria , ... (PRWEB) -- As British Columbia economy recovers from the recession, the province’s health care sector ... area thanks to retirements in the field and an increased need for nursing care from ...
... Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed six measures to improve ... setting. The endorsed measures address melanoma and eye care, ... The American Cancer Society estimates that about 68,720 ... during 2009. Although melanoma accounts for less than five ...
... an industry leader in healthcare data management, decision support ... today announced the acquisition of MediQual(TM) from CareFusion Corporation ... off from Cardinal Health earlier this year. Terms ... latest addition to the Quantros suite of solutions adds ...
... study reports evidence of cancer-fighting properties , THURSDAY, Nov. 5 ... growing evidence that green tea might help protect against cancer. ... green tea extract for three months at doses of 500 ... The extract was taken by mouth. Other participants took a ...
... further investigations into the use of chelation therapy for individuals ... studies published by the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in ... the use of oral dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), a prescription medicine ... off-label in these studies for treating heavy metal toxicity in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:School Violence Drops With Federal Program 2Health News:Practical Nursing Still a Growth Area in BC 2Health News:National Quality Forum Endorses Six Measures for Melanoma and Eye Care 2Health News:Quantros Acquires MediQual(TM) From CareFusion Corporation 2Health News:Quantros Acquires MediQual(TM) From CareFusion Corporation 3Health News:Green Tea May Help Prevent Oral Cancer 2Health News:Chelation Therapy Drug Found Safe and Beneficial for Children With Autism 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... (NYSE: MNK ) announced today that its ... The open-ended authorization permits the company to repurchase up ... "Funding additional initiatives and seeking attractive business ... pursue a range of focused growth strategies," said ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  ViewRay™, a privately held ... into an exclusive distributor agreement with ITOCHU Corporation (Tokyo ... therapy system for the treatment of cancer in ... system, is the world,s first and only MRI-guided radiation ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; ... a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease and overall ... the Company,s accomplishments in 2014 and its outlook for 2015 ... Dear Fellow Shareholders, We would like to take ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 3Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 5Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 6Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 7
... U.S. Food and Drug Administration has scheduled its fourth ... those unfamiliar with the process for Feb. 28 – ... Keck Graduate Institute. (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) ... Organization of Rare Disorders and the Genetic Alliance, will ...
... /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China ... CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical ... today announced that Heilongjiang Tianlong Pharmaceutical, Inc. ("Tianlong"), ... a "Top Ten Branded Company Trusted by Consumers" ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Fourth FDA Orphan Drug Designation Workshop Scheduled for Feb. 28 - March 1, 2011 2China Sky One Medical Receives Medical Industry Awards 2China Sky One Medical Receives Medical Industry Awards 3
Unipolar Atrial "J" Lead...
VascoTip is a unipolar tined permanent pacing lead. Due to advanced technology, VascoTip 9/60 M is compatible to all pacemaker-cavities with the size of IS-1 (3.2 mm), 5 mm, 6 mm....
VascoTip is a unipolar tined permanent pacing lead. Due to advanced technology, VascoTip 9/60 M is compatible to all pacemaker-cavities with the size of IS-1 (3.2 mm), 5 mm, 6 mm....
VascoTip is a unipolar tined permanent pacing lead. Due to advanced technology, VascoTip 9/60 M is compatible to all pacemaker-cavities with the size of IS-1 (3.2 mm), 5 mm, 6 mm....
Medicine Products: