How effective is triple antiviral therapy for HIV during pregnancy?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A retrospective cohort study reviewed the records of 3,273 HIV-positive women receiving prenatal care in Malawi and Mozambique from July 2005 to December 2009. Patients were treated with triple antiviral therapy during pregnancy until 6 months postpartum for prevention of vertical transmission. Regardless of CD4 count, ART provided a protective effect against mortality, fetal demise, and premature birth. [143]


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