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

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Shelley A Gilroy, MD, FACP, FIDSA; 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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