Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 28th, 1997
The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that during this decade alone, 5-10 million children will become infected with HIV through perinatal transmission, the vast majority in the developing world.
In 1994, clinical trials in the United States demonstrated that it is possible to reduce perinatal transmission through the use of an antiretroviral drug. Specifically, clinical trials conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showed that HIV infected women could reduce the risk of transmitting the...
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