CID Study Suggests Pregnant Women Need Wider Access to ART

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There’s fresh evidence out today that greater access to AIDS treatment for women will help keep their babies healthy.

A new article in Clinical Infectious Diseases reports that a higher maternal viral load during the 30th week of pregnancy significantly increased the risk of HIV transmission to the baby—a finding that provides additional confirmation of the nexus between HIV/AIDS and child & maternal health. The results suggest that pregnant women’s viral loads should be controlled “well before delivery,” the study authors report. Click here to get to CID and here to read a story about the study by aidsmap.

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