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Viral suppression key to preventing mother-to-child transmission, but food insecurity, TB and STIs may also be risk factors

Reducing maternal viral load during pregnancy is the most important factor in preventing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, results of a large study published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal confirm. Other risk factors for MTCT included insufficient food, a recent sexually transmitted infection (STI) and a history of diseases associated with immune suppression. The… Read More »

Prolonged HIV suppression is possible using ibalizumab, analysis of highly drug-resistant patients shows

A treatment regimen containing ibalizumab (Trogarzo), a monoclonal antibody designed to block HIV, led to substantial viral load reductions in a majority of highly treatment-experienced people with few treatment options left, Dr Zvi Cohen of Theratechnologies reported at the International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection (HIV Glasgow) on Wednesday. Fifteen out of 40… Read More »