What is the role of zidovudine in the prevention of vertical HIV transmission?

Updated: Sep 23, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Empiric prophylaxis with zidovudine, as in HIV-1 infection, is probably warranted and effective but does not appear to be evidence-based.

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