Navigation Links
Triple ARV Prophylaxis Reduces Viral Load in Breast Milk

A combination of AZT, lamivudine, and nevirapine (AZT/3TC/NVP) taken from week 28 of pregnancy and up to one month after delivery resulted in significantly reduced HIV levels in breast milk// as compared to the HIV levels found in the breast milk of women who were not treated prophylactically.

The DREAM programme (Drug Resource Enhancement Against AIDS and Malnutrition) in Mozambique conducted this pilot study to examine the effect of using triple antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to reduce mother to child HIV transmission while breastfeeding. Participants in the study were 40 women from the DREAM programme (group A) who receive comprehensive HIV prevention and care services and 40 HIV-positive women from an antenatal clinic (group B) where HIV testing is not done and ARV prophylaxis is not offered.

Pregnant women in group A were enrolled into the study and began antiretroviral therapy at week 28 of pregnancy or as soon as possible after the first trimester. (If haemoglobin was < 8 g/dL, stavudine was substituted for AZT in order to limit the risk of AZT-associated anaemia.) In group B, women were tested for HIV at delivery, and if HIV-positive, were asked to participate. All infants received a single dose of NVP within 72 hours of birth. All mothers agreed to refrain from breastfeeding and free formula feeding was provided.

Breast milk was expressed manually five times a day and samples were analysed at delivery and seven days post partum. Plasma HIV-1 RNA measurements had a lower detection limit of 50 copies/mL; DNA measurements expressed as the number of HIV copies/106 had a limit of detection of 10 copies/106 cells.

The median age of the patients was 25 in group A and 26 in group B (overall range 15-39). In each group, 38 women had WHO stage 1 HIV disease and two had stage 2 disease. In group A, the pre-HAART median CD4 cell count was 538 cells/mm3 and women were on therapy for a median of 85 days (range 4-165). At d
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Severe Gum Disease Triples Heart Disease Risk
2. MMR Triple Vaccine Caught In the Eye of a Storm
3. Triple Therapy Shows Better Improvement of Brain Functions
4. Chinese Parents Warned Of Triple Health Scare
5. Analysis: Bowel Diseases Triples Infertility Risks In Women
6. World’s First Triple Transplant Performed by Australian Surgeon
7. Australian Surgeons Successfully Conduct Worlds First Triple Organ Transplant
8. Mother Of Triplets Gives Birth To Quadruplets
9. CHEK 2 Gene Mutation Triples Breast Cancer Risk
10. Triple-Monitoring System To Monitor Heart Viability During Surgery
11. Triple Negative Breast Cancers Seem to Affect the Young, Minority
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Triple ARV Prophylaxis Reduces Viral Load Breast Milk

(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... ... scheduled for October 27-29, 2015 in San Jose, CA. The first event ... focus on the void that exists where battery development and energy storage innovation ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... , ... In addition to its existing Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and ... its main campus in Reading: Doctor of Nursing Practice. , Alvernia’s Doctor of ... nurses for the highest level of clinical nursing practice. , “Our vision is ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... ... North Pinellas, located at 1395 South Pinellas Avenue in Tarpon Springs, will open a free-standing ... located at US Highway 19 North and Highlands Boulevard, less than eight miles from the ... project is slated to begin in September 2015. , The new 24-bed facility ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... NetDimensions is once again named ... the platforms required not only to effectively deliver, curate and administer great programs, but ... Inc. , For six consecutive years, NetDimensions has maintained its position on this ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... Z-Medica®, LLC, a leading developer and ... website http://www.Z-Medica.com , to further support the company’s corporate positioning. , The ... , “We launched a branded website last year to show our customers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Infocast Hosting First Conference Dedicated to Powering Wearable Devices & the IoT 2Health News:Alvernia University Now Offering Three Doctoral Degree Programs 2Health News:Florida Hospital North Pinellas is Opening a New Free-Standing Emergency Room in Palm Harbor 2Health News:Florida Hospital North Pinellas is Opening a New Free-Standing Emergency Room in Palm Harbor 3Health News:NetDimensions Named Among Top 20 Learning Portal Companies of 2015 2Health News:NetDimensions Named Among Top 20 Learning Portal Companies of 2015 3Health News:Z-Medica® Launches New Corporate Website 2
... England, both in terms of lives and money nearly ... report published today by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) ... Lives - concludes that, despite effective treatments, there are 365 ... with unnecessary seizures, and 74,000 people are taking anti-epilepsy drugs ...
... tentative agreement with Delmont Laboratory to introduce its immunotherapeutic ... . According to this initial agreement, Delmont Laboratory will ... manufactures for the final packaging in China. ... agreement is to be signed. This product requires a ...
... data from its Phase IIb study in Alzheimer's disease (AD) ... and treated as diabetes of the brain. ... of amyloid beta plaques in the brain, yet recent research ... the brains of mice gives rise to some of the ...
... Diagnostics today announces that it has completed its ... with BioVeris for approximately $600 million on April ... Diagnostics now owns the patents for Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) ... the human diagnostics field into new market segments ...
... confirmed that the potentially lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu ... the country, the second such incident here in a week. ... the area around Frohburg, near Liepzig, second incidence of the ... ,The discovery followed the confirmation on Sunday of ...
... that air pollution affects women more than men . ... groups of mice with pneumonia. One group was exposed ... filtered air. ,The exposure to ozone significantly ... compared to males, reported science portal SCIENCE A GoGo. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Blunders in Epilepsy Care Cost Lives, and Money UK Report 2Health News:Experimental Drug Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202) Treats Alzheimer's as Diabetes of the Brain 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... LONGMONT, Colo. , Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... focused on the development of Next Generation ... for applications in high speed fiber-optic data ... Michael Lebby has been appointed to ... Lebby,s reputation in the field of optoelectronics is ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. ... Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) and Veracyte, Inc. ... organizations are partnering on a U.S. patient survey ... interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ... survey will assess the steps and time required ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... , Aug. 27, 2015  QB3@953—a ... a University of California (UC) research institute and ... company GSK to identify and facilitate collaborations to ... benefit patients. The agreement formalizes a ... Academia (DPAc) team and creates a new channel ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lightwave Logic Announces the Appointment of Optoelectronics Industry Leader, Michael Lebby, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors 2Lightwave Logic Announces the Appointment of Optoelectronics Industry Leader, Michael Lebby, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors 3Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Veracyte Partner on Survey Exploring Diagnostic Experiences of U.S. Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease 2Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Veracyte Partner on Survey Exploring Diagnostic Experiences of U.S. Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease 3Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Veracyte Partner on Survey Exploring Diagnostic Experiences of U.S. Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease 4QB3@953 Signs Collaboration Agreement with GSK to Identify Early-Stage Drug Discovery Opportunities 2
... Md., Sept. 13, 2011 Sodexo, Inc., a leader ... with Healthsense, Inc.  As a part of the agreement, ... existing senior living client communities – expanding Sodexo,s current ... Life for all of the people and communities they ...
... University of Michigan Health System has selected a new system-wide ... medical to communications devices, wireless phones and pagers for its ... Hospital. "Moving from a facility where numerous beds ... where beds are now separated into multiple rooms, we anticipated ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sodexo Partners with Healthsense to Offer Seniors Technology-Enabled Solutions that Improve Quality of Daily Life 2Sodexo Partners with Healthsense to Offer Seniors Technology-Enabled Solutions that Improve Quality of Daily Life 3New Hospitals to Implement New Communications Technology 2
Inquire...
Inquire...
Inquire...
... three styles. Each style has multiple sizes. ... popular style. Pectoral Implants are available non-sterile ... individually, not in pairs. Both styles are ... for a specific side and are directional. ...
Medicine Products: