Does giving pregnant women or their newborn babies a short course of antiretroviral drugs reduce HIV transmission to the baby? Evidence Update, Maternal Health Series, May 2010.

Abstract

Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.

This Evidence Update is adapted from 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 of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003510. DOI10.1002/14651858.CD003510.pub2.

Both short and longer regimens of antiretroviral treatments reduce transmission of HIV from mothers to babies.

Citation

Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp

Does giving pregnant women or their newborn babies a short course of antiretroviral drugs reduce HIV transmission to the baby? Evidence Update, Maternal Health Series, May 2010.

Help us improve GOV.UK

Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.