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    Pregnancy and HIV
You'd think that if you were a woman who was HIV-positive then getting pregnant would not a healthy situation for you or your child. But health experts have found a way to lower the risk of transmitting the virus to the baby -- while caring for the mother at the same time.
   Therapy for HIV in Pregnant Women May Not Harm Baby
Guidelines from the National Institutes of Health recommend that an HIV-positive woman receive appropriate antiretroviral therapy whether or not she is pregnant, and new research, reported in the November 1999 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, suggests that the drugs may be safer that previously suspected.
   Anti-HIV Drugs in Pregnancy Not Linked to Children's Language Delays
   Anti-HIV Drug Use During Pregnancy Does Not Affect Infant Size, Birth Weight
NIH study indicates drug safe during pregnancy, but infants smaller at first birthday
   New Drug Regimens Cut HIV Spread From Mother to Infant
NIH findings offer additional safeguard for children of mothers untreated during pregnancy - March 2, 2011
   Trichomoniasis Infection Prevalent in Pregnant HIV-positive Women
Women infected with the sexually transmitted disease, trichomoniasis, are more likely to give birth to low birth-weight babies, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control.
   Mother's Viral Load Contributes to HIV Transmission Risk
Two separate studies, both backed by the National Institute of Health, have released their results indicating that the amount of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) a pregnant woman carries in her blood is the single most important factor in determining the risk of passing the virus to her child.
   Drug Regimen Can Prevent Mother-to-Infant HIV Transmission
Interim results from an ongoing study say an affordable and safe regimen of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine (NVP) appears to be extremely effective in preventing mother-to-infant HIV transmission.
   Herpes Virus Speeds Progression of HIV to AIDs in Infected Infants
A new report says that infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) before birth or in the first months of life can speed the progression from HIV to AIDS in infected infants.
   Testing During Labor Prevents Mother-to-infant HIV Transmission
New report suggests that a rapid HIV test administered during labor can help reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission.
   Drug Cuts Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission by Half
An ongoing joint study by the United States and Uganda has uncovered an inexpensive, safe, yet very effective method for preventing the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from mother to fetus.
   How to Lower Baby's Risk for HIV Infection
The risk for passing HIV to your baby can now be reduced to just two percent, according to a new study by The International Perinatal HIV Group.
   Study Recommends Anti-HIV 'Cocktail' for Pregnant Women
The University of Southern California School of Medicine completed a new study involving 74 HIV-positive women who took protease inhibitors during their pregnancies and showed no increased risk for premature birth.
   Cesarean Section Delivery Reduces Infant HIV Infection
A new report suggests that elective cesarean section delivery can reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission.

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