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Preventing HIV Transmission to Infants Through Breastfeeding: The Key for Child Survival

2007-05-22 15:34:02

Protecting against HIV transmission, exclusive breastfeeding is a critical intervention for child survival. For the majority of women in sub Saharan Africa who do not have all the resources and support to safely formula feed, the option of exclusive breastfeeding offers a very high chance of the infant...

New Drugs to Combat AIDS

2007-05-04 12:40:47

AIDS remains an important health problem worldwide. Much cheaper drugs are needed to combat AIDS and HIV infection in developing countries. Drug companies are also searching for anti-HIV drugs that work in new ways.

DNA Damage Caused by Drug Used To Prevent HIV Transmission from Mother to Child

2007-05-03 12:04:31

Last year, approximately 400,000 to 700,000 children world-wide were infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), and the majority became infected during or shortly after birth. There is no cure once people are infected with HIV-1; therefore,...

New Method Overcomes Drug Resistance in HIV/AIDS

2007-04-05 16:54:03

A major problem in HIV/AIDS is the virus ability to rapidly mutate which leads to the virus? escape from the body?s immune defense and the appearance of drug resistant strains. Even with the advent of new retardants and combination therapies the patient may ultimately develop resistance towards all available...

Cost-effectiveness of Adult Male Circumcision in AIDS prevention

2007-01-25 10:28:02

Adult male circumcision is an effective HIV prevention strategy, and in Sub-Saharan Africa saves money.

HIV and Malaria: A Vicious Cycle

2007-01-11 09:53:00

HIV/AIDS and malaria continue to be two ?elephants? of public health challenges. There are 40 million people infected with HIV with an annual mortality of three million. Moreover, there are over 500 million clinical malaria infections every year with more than a million deaths...