Posts Tagged ‘HIV-1’

Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV-1 Infection

Posted by • February 4th, 2015

In December 2007, Elizabeth Mataka, the United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, highlighted one of many stark realities of the HIV epidemic: “61% of all those living with HIV in Africa are women,” she wrote. “And 26 years into the epidemic, we know that underpinning this terrible statistic is gender inequality.” Condoms work. But… Read More…

Pediatric HIV Infection

Posted by • June 18th, 2010

Approximately 200,000 infants worldwide become infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) annually through breast-feeding. In a  randomized trial by Chasela et al. involving 2369 mother–infant pairs in Malawi,  the use of either maternal antiretroviral therapy or infant nevirapine through the age of 6 months was found to significantly decrease the rate of maternal… Read More…