While there are many ARV medications and combination regimens available to treat HIV-infected people, the number of ARV medications studied in HIV-infected pregnant women for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission remains limited. HIV-infected pregnant women who begin taking ARV medications late in their pregnancies require effective therapy to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to their children. Currently, there is no data available that compares the effects of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI) and integrase inhibitors (which are two classes of ARV medications) in pregnant women. The purpose of this study is to compare the safety, tolerance, and virologic and pharmacologic responses to two different medication regimens, each including an NNRTI or integrase inhibitor, in pregnant HIV-infected women who begin ARV therapy late in their pregnancies (i.e., a gestational age between 20 and 36 weeks).. Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to one of two ...
While there are many ARV medications and combination regimens available to treat HIV-infected people, the number of ARV medications studied in HIV-infected pregnant women for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission remains limited. HIV-infected pregnant women who begin taking ARV medications late in their pregnancies require effective therapy to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to their children. Currently, there is no data available that compares the effects of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI) and integrase inhibitors (which are two classes of ARV medications) in pregnant women. The purpose of this study is to compare the safety, tolerance, and virologic and pharmacologic responses to two different medication regimens, each including an NNRTI or integrase inhibitor, in pregnant HIV-infected women who begin ARV therapy late in their pregnancies (i.e., a gestational age between 20 and 36 weeks).. Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to one of two ...
PANNA is the name of the study of Pharmacokinetics of newly developed ANtiretroviral agents in HIV-infected pregNAnt women (PANNA).
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Background Preventing unintended pregnancies among HIV-positive women through family planning (FP) reduces pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality, decreases the number of pediatric HIV infections, and has also proven to be a cost-effective way to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. A key element of a comprehensive HIV prevention agenda, aimed at avoiding unintended pregnancies, is recognizing the attitudes towards FP among HIV-positive women and their spouse or partner. In this study, we analyze FP attitudes among HIV-infected pregnant women enrolled in a PMTCT clinical trial in Western Kenya. Methods and Findings Baseline data were collected on 522 HIV-positive pregnant women using structured questionnaires. Associations between demographic variables and the future intention to use FP were examined using Fishers exact tests and permutation tests. Most participants (87%) indicated that they intended to use FP. However, only 8% indicated condoms as a preferred FP method, and 59% of current
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An emerging field known as implementation science may help reduce the nearly 150,000 instances of mother-to-child HIV transmissions that occur annually ...
IBETO, M; GIDDY, J y COX, V. Closing the gaps: Steps towards elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. South. Afr. j. HIV med. (Online) [online]. 2014, vol.15, n.3, pp.107-109. ISSN 2078-6751. http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAJHIVMED.1047.. BACKGROUND: With significant reductions in the rate of HIV mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) in South Africa, each case of failed prevention of MTCT (PMTCT) should be investigated. OBJECTIVE: To establish the cause(s) of MTCT at Khayelitshas Community Health Centre (CHC) in order to identify obstacles to MTCT elimination. METHODS: Routinely collected data were reviewed for all HIV-infected infants identified at Khayelitsha Site B CHC from January 2012 to April 2013. RESULTS: A total of 926/1 158 (80%) of exposed infants had polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results, with 15/926 (1.6%) PCR-positive. Median (interquartile range (IQR)) values for the maternal indicators were as follows: maternal age, 27 (23 - 31) years; parity, 2 (1 - 3); gestational age ...
After starting to receive prenatal care, to take advantage of interventions to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, an HIV-infected pregnant woman must know her HIV status. Thus, she must be offered and must accept HIV testing. In an assessment of prenatal HIV counseling and testing practices in 14 states during 1996 and 1997, more than 70% of women recalled discussing HIV testing during prenatal care, and at least 50% reported being tested for HIV during pregnancy or delivery.54 However, despite national recommendations for universal prenatal HIV counseling and testing, rates varied by state, type of prenatal health care provider, health insurance, and maternal demographic characteristics. Higher rates of testing were reported for black women, younger women, and those who sought care from a public provider, received Medicaid benefits, or had low income while lower rates of testing were reported for white women or those with health insurance who might have been perceived to be at lower risk ...
This is the first published systematic review analysing the PMTCT cascade in China. Along with the relatively low and stable HIV prevalence among pregnant women in China (,0.1% since 2002), remarkable reduction of HIV vertical transmission has been achieved through expanding PMTCT interventions following the improved national guidelines and remarkably high government investment.34 ,41 The overall trend of HIV prevalence is consistent with official reports.9 ,42 Transmission rates among mother and infants enrolled in PMTCT have decreased from 31.8% (25.7-38.6%) prior to the roll-out of PMTCT to 12.9% (7.5%-21.4%) in 2003 and 2.3% (1.4%-3.8%) in 2011. However, when including pregnant women who did not attend ANC and hence not enrolled in PMTCT, the vertical transmission rate was 27.1% (17.4%-44.0%) in 2003 and 11.5% (8.0%--15.7%) in 2011, which is slightly higher than 7.4% reported by the 2012 progress report on PMTCT of HIV in China.17 This corresponds to similar findings published from other ...
Downloadable! Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) interventions reduce the cumulative probability of transmission from a HIV positive woman to her child by as much as 40 percentage points. This paper is the first economic analysis of the behavioral effects of PMTCT. I examine fertility responses to the scale-up of PMTCT in Zambia, a country where approximately 15 percent of adults age 15-49 are HIV positive. My results suggest that the local introduction of PMTCT reduced pregnancy rates by up to 20 percent, that the fertility response was greater among women who were more likely to be HIV positive, and that PMTCT substantially increased breastfeeding rates.
I liked this book. An alternative title could be "An evidence based review of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of congenital and perinatal infection." The editors, both recognised experts in perinatal infection, persuaded an international panel to provide up to date reviews of particular perinatal infections with key references up to 1999/2000. Despite clearly a short production time an inevitable weakness is that new data have become available after going to press. To keep costs down there are few illustrations and a lot of text. However, tables are widely used and the text is well broken up. One third of the book is devoted to references, so all the text is strongly evidence based, and statements are not based on authors opinion but on published literature.. There is an excellent introduction on the interaction between pregnancy, immunity, and infection and a thorough discussion on maternal infections and their consequences. This section ends with a review of the pitfalls and benefits of ...
A team from Duke University’s Developing World Healthcare Technologies Lab have discovered a way to extend the lifespan of antiretroviral drugs in order to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in developing countries.
Greetings from the editors as we bring forth the third issue of this year. The month of February is observed as the International Prenatal Infections Prevention month. This is to create worldwide awareness of the burden and impact of prenatal infections and to promote measures to improve maternal and neonatal outcome. Prenatal infections are infections that are transmitted to the fetus or newborn during the antenatal period or during delivery. Prenatal infections of obstetric and neonatal significance are viral infections like Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B, Hepatitis E, Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes, Parvovirus, Varicella Zoster, bacterial infections like Syphilis, Group B Streptococcus, Listeria, tropical diseases like malaria and chronic diseases like tuberculosis to list a few. Around 2 to 3% of congenital anomalies are accountable to prenatal infections. HIV is a sexually transmitted or blood borne virus that affects the T lymphocytes in the body leading ...
Missed opportunities along the prevention of mother-to-child transmission services cascade in South Africa: uptake, determinants, and attributable risk (the SAPMTCTE).. Woldesenbet S, Jackson D, Lombard C, Dinh TH, Puren A, Sherman G, Ramokolo V, Doherty T, Mogashoa M, Bhardwaj S, Chopra M, Shaffer N, Pillay Y, Goga A, South African PET. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 6;10(7):e0132425. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132425. eCollection 2015.. Objectives: We examined uptake of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services, predictors of missed opportunities, and infant HIV transmission attributable to missed opportunities along the PMTCT cascade across South Africa.. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 4-8 week old infants receiving first immunisations in 580 nationally representative public health facilities in 2010. This included maternal interviews and testing infants dried blood spots for HIV. A weighted analysis was performed to assess uptake of antenatal and perinatal ...
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The purpose of this issue of Spotlight is to provide decision makers, program managers, and health workers with guidance on how to support HIV-positive mothers who choose to breastfeed so that they can minimize the risk of transmission and protect their own health and the health of their infant. For many HIV-positive mothers in resource-limited settings, breastfeeding is the only or the safest infant feeding strategy available.
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For HIV-infected women in good immune health, taking a three-drug regimen during pregnancy prevents mother-to-child HIV transmission more effectively than taking one drug during pregnancy, another during labor and two more after giving birth, an international clinical trial has found. The ongoing PROMISE (Promoting Maternal-Infant Survival Everywhere) study also has found that one triple-drug regimen […]. ...
During the first 4-6 months of life, infants should be exclusively breastfed. This means that the healthy baby should receive breastmilk and no other fluids, such as water, teas, juice, cereal drinks, animal milk or formula.
Pregnant women are putting themselves at risk of flu with potentially lethal complications because they are reluctant to be vaccinated, the RCGP has warned.
Less Than 1 in 5 Expectant Moms Knows the Three Main Benefits Designed to Support Breastfeeding, According to Research Commissioned by Byram Healthcare.
Ending paediatric AIDS is now within our reach thanks to the mass scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services. However, the treatment needs for children already living with HIV must to be urgently addressed.. ...
Ending paediatric AIDS is now within our reach thanks to the mass scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services. However, the treatment needs for children already living with HIV must to be urgently addressed.. ...
This is significant since the transfer of antibodies against pertussis to the offspring is influenced by various factors and determining a benchmark for correlation would aid in establishing if any protection is conferred. (Current known factors that influence transplacental antibodies: the age of women at delivery, mothers vaccination history, mothers immune response and ability to generate IgG immunoglobulins).[*- Tdap in risk groups 2012 ...
· Majority of COVID-19 positive neonates showed mild clinical signs and symptoms with no mortality.. · Most COVID-19 positive neonates require only supportive measures.. · Possibility of viral vertical transmission is very low..
Children and AIDS Fifth Stocktaking Report, 2010 CHILDREN AND AIDS: FIFTH STOCKTAKING REPORT, 2010 CONTENTS Page 1 Page 5 Page 11 Page 17 Page 22 I. Introduction II. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission
While most doctors encourage their patients to get a flu shot, it is even more important for pregnant women. Pregnant women are more at risk of getting
This guideline covers the care that healthy women and their babies should be offered during pregnancy. It aims to ensure that pregnant women are offered regular check-ups, information and support. ...
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Pregnant women are exposed to some risk by travelling abroad, especially to the tropics and when travelling under primitive conditions.
In pregnancy, infections are a common complication-but women may not have obvious symptoms, or they may show different symptoms of an infection.
While vertical transmission of L. infantum from pregnant bitches to their offspring has been documented, thus far no studies have explored the possibility of vertical transmission of A. platys in dogs ...
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PLEASE NOTE: This review should be considered obsolete and outdated. Instead of this review, please refer to the following Cochrane reviews:. Read JS, Newell ML. Efficacy and safety of cesarean delivery for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Oct 19, Issue 4.. Wiysonge CS, Shey MS, Sterne JA, Brocklehurst P. Vitamin A supplementation for reducing the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Oct 19, Issue 4.. Wiysonge CS, Shey MS, Shang JD, Sterne JA, Brocklehurst P. Vaginal disinfection for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Oct 19, Issue 4.. Volmink J, Siegfried NL, van der Merwe L, Brocklehurst P. Antiretrovirals for reducing the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jan 24, Issue 1.. Horvath T, Madi BC, Iuppa IM, Kennedy GE, Rutherford G, Read JS.. Interventions for preventing late postnatal ...
In 2013, an estimated 1.5 million women living with HIV gave birth, accounting for nearly 20% of all births in sub-Saharan Africa (1). Although mother-to-child transmission rates are decreasing due to improved availability of antiretrovirals (1), there is now a large and rapidly growing cohort of HIV-exposed, uninfected infants. These children experience nearly twice the mortality rates compared to matched controls (7). The results of our study show that maternal HIV infection is associated with changes in the microbiome of HIV-exposed, uninfected infants. Furthermore, the HMO content trended toward being different based on maternal HIV status. Specific oligosaccharides appeared to be directly linked with specific bacteria within the infants microbiome. These data suggest that maternal HIV infection disrupts the normal development of the infant microbiome. This relatively immature and dysbiotic microbiome potentially could compromise development of the infants immune system. This may help to ...
More than 1 million HIV-exposed, uninfected infants are born annually to HIV-positive mothers worldwide. This growing population of infants experiences twice the mortality of HIV-unexposed infants. We found that although there were very few differences seen in the microbiomes of mothers with and without HIV infection, maternal HIV infection was associated with changes in the microbiome of HIV-exposed, uninfected infants. Furthermore, we observed that human breast milk oligosaccharides were associated with bacterial species in the infant microbiome. The disruption of the infants microbiome associated with maternal HIV infection may contribute to the increased morbidity and mortality of HIV-exposed, uninfected infants. ...
HIV-positive pregnant women who take a single dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine at delivery to prevent vertical HIV transmission later could ...
Introduction. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the most significant route of HIV infection in children. In South Africa, the risk of vertical transmission from HIV-infected mothers to their infants is estimated to be between 19% and 36%, depending on whether or not the child is breastfed (1). The prevalence of infection with HIV among expectant mothers attending public-sector clinics was 27.9% in 2003 (2), and an estimated 75 000 infants would be born infected with HIV-1 in South Africa each year in the absence of programmes to reduce the risk of vertical transmission of HIV. International and local experience has shown that the provision of antiretroviral chemoprophylaxis and replacement feeding can cause a dramatic reduction in the risk of transmission from mother to infant in resource-constrained settings (3 8).. In 1999, the Department of Health of the Western Cape initiated the first pilot programme for the prevention of mother-to-child ...
A study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles suggests that maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants.
Brussels, 20 June 2002 New guidelines aimed at reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV are emerging from European research. The guidelines for the treatment of various groups of HIV-positive patients are to be published on 28 June 2002. A comparable set of guidelines for paediatric patients will be published in July 2002. A consortium of 15 research teams from 7 European countries, has worked together to produce the set of guidelines for best practice. Their report highlights that certain precautions and the appropriate use of anti-retroviral therapy during pregnancy, labour and in the neonatal period can reduce the risk of mother to child HIV transmission (MTCT) from 15-20% (without intervention) to less than 2%. Mothers should undergo HIV testing, caesarean section, anti-retroviral therapy, and avoid breast-feeding. Children should undergo anti-retroviral testing after birth. "The definition of HIV treatment guidelines that will limit the risk of mother-to-child transmission of the virus ...
BACKGROUND: Eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV (EMTCT), defined as ≤50 infant HIV infections per 100 000 live births, is a global priority. Since 2011 policies to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) shifted from maternal antiretroviral (ARV) treatment or prophylaxis contingent on CD4 cell count to lifelong maternal ARV treatment (cART). We sought to measure progress with early (4-8 weeks postpartum) MTCT prevention and elimination, 2011-2013, at national and sub-national levels in South Africa, a high antenatal HIV prevalence setting ( ≈ 29%), where early MTCT was 3.5% in 2010. METHODS: Two surveys were conducted (August 2011-March 2012 and October 2012-May 2013), in 580 health facilities, randomly selected after two-stage probability proportional to size sampling of facilities (the primary sampling unit), to provide valid national and sub-national-(provincial)-level estimates. Data collectors interviewed caregivers of eligible infants, reviewed patient-held ...
In 2011, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS announced a plan to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2015. This increased focus on the elimination of maternal to child transmission (MTCT) is most welcome but is insufficient, as access to prevention of MTCT (PMTCT) programming is neither uniform nor universal. A new and more expansive agenda must be articulated to ensure that those infants and children who will never feel the impact of the current elimination agenda are reached and linked to appropriate care and treatment. This agenda must addresses challenges around both reducing vertical transmission through PMTCT and ensuring access to appropriate HIV testing, care, and treatment for all affected children who were never able to access PMTCT programming. Option B+, or universal test and treat for HIV-infected pregnant women, is an excellent start, but it may be time to rethink our current approaches to delivering PMTCT services. New strategies will reduce vertical transmission ...
Despite expanded programs for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT), HIV-infected infants may not be diagnosed until they are ill. Comparing HIV prevalence and outcomes in infants diagnosed in PMTCT programs to those in hospital settings may improve pediatric HIV diagnosis strategies. HIV-exposed infants |12 months old were recruited from 9 PMTCT sites in public maternal child health (MCH) clinics or from an inpatient setting in Nairobi, Kenya and tested for HIV using HIV DNA assays. A subset of HIV-infected infants |4.5 months of age was enrolled in a research study and followed for 2 years. HIV prevalence, number needed to test, infant age at testing, and turnaround time for tests were compared between PMTCT programs and hospital sites. Among the enrolled cohort, baseline characteristics, survival, and timing of antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation were compared between infants diagnosed in PMTCT programs versus hospital. Among 1,923 HIV-exposed infants, HIV prevalence was higher
ABSTRACT. The HIV and AIDS epidemic in South Africa has reached serious proportions. Over 5, 5 million South Africans are infected with HIV (Department of Health, 2004:10). Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT) is a well-established mode of HIV transmission and these infections may occur during pregnancy, labour, delivery and breastfeeding. According to the Department of Health (2000:2), breastfeeding constitutes a significant risk of MTCT HIV transmission. Studies in Africa have also shown that breast-feeding increases the risk of MTCT by 12%-43% (Department of Health, 2000:13;Department of Health, 2000:3). Since breastfeeding is a significant and preventable mode of HIV transmission to infants, there is an urgent need to educate, counsel and support women and families to make informed decisions about how best to feed their infants in the context of HIV. To achieve a reduction in MTCT, there is an urgent need to empower women with information on MTCT for informed decision-making. However, ...
In most viral infections, protection through existing vaccines is linked to the presence of vaccine-induced neutralizing antibodies (NAbs). However, more than 30 years after the identification of AIDS, the design of an immunogen able to induce antibodies that would neutralize the highly diverse HIV-1 variants remains one of the most puzzling challenges of the human microbiology. The role of antibodies in protection against HIV-1 can be studied in a natural situation that is the mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) context. Indeed, at least at the end of pregnancy, maternal antibodies of the IgG class are passively transferred to the fetus protecting the neonate from new infections during the first weeks or months of life. During the last few years, strong data, presented in this review, have suggested that some NAbs might confer protection toward neonatal HIV-1 infection. In cases of transmission, it has been shown that the viral population that is transmitted from the mother to the infant is usually
Dr. Nancy HaigwoodMother-to-child transmission of HIV remains a significant problem in the resource-poor world. Given appropriate prenatal care, and continuation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for mother and infant during breastfeeding, over 99% of HIV-positive women can expect to deliver a baby free of HIV. But there are still more than 200,000 infected infants born annually to HIV-positive mothers in countries where prenatal care and ART are not readily available. In addition, potentially less toxic interventions, not reliant on strict medication adherence, would clearly be welcomed.. amfAR-funded scientist Dr. Nancy Haigwood and colleagues at Oregon Health and Science University and the National Institutes of Health approached this problem through a monkey model. They examined mother-to-child transmission of a hybrid AIDS virus known as SHIV, which contains elements of both HIV and the simian AIDS virus, SIV. Writing in the April issue of the prominent journal Nature Medicine, Dr. Haigwood ...