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July 26, 2009

DREAM study: Extended prenatal ART protects against mother-to-child transmission of HIV at low and high CD4 levels

"Antiretroviral therapy (ART) administered during pregnancy and breastfeeding reduces the risk of a woman transmitting HIV to her infant to just 2% by the time the child is six months of age — even without caesarean sections or formula feeding, according to a retrospective analysis of participants in the Drug Resource Enhancement against AIDS and Malnutrition (DREAM) programme in sub-Saharan Africa, presented this week at the International AIDS Society conference in Cape Town. "

Read more in Aidsmap, July 24, 2009.