Research/News - 2009

Amniocentesis and Risk of Perinatal Transmission of HIV

Mar 03, 2009

A French study finds that amniocentesis did not increase mother-to-child transmission of HIV in mothers treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy. Citation:Mandelbrot L, Jasseron C, Ekoukou D, et al. Amniocentesis and mother-to-child human immunodeficiency virus... Read More

Pregnancy Outcomes in HIV Positive Women Taking Antiretroviral Drugs Prior to Conception

Feb 24, 2009

During the past decade, treatment for the prevention of vertical HIV transmission from mother to infant has incorporated the standard use of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). HAART involves a combination of three different types of antiretroviral drugs, as... Read More

Sexual Practices of HIV-positive Women

Feb 01, 2009

Study analyzes the sexual practices and thoughts around pregnancy of HIV-positive women of childbearing age. Study showed that the women actively pursued pregnancy through unprotected sex, and were not familiar with ways to reduce transmission to partner during attempts to... Read More

American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report on Management of the HIV-Exposed Infant

Jan 04, 2009

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a clinical report on the evaluation and management of HIV-exposed infants in the United States. Citation:Havens PL, Mofenson LM; American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric AIDS. Evaluation and management of the infant... Read More

CDC Releases Enhanced Perinatal Surveillance Report

Jan 04, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently published a report of enhanced perinatal surveillance (EPS). The report includes data from 24 areas conducting EPS for live births during 2000 through 2003. Enhanced Perinatal Surveillance-Participating Areas in... Read More