Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 26th, 2002
The government-run Siriraj Hospital said that it gave 106 pregnant women infected with HIV two antiretroviral drugs after 34 weeks of pregnancy and saw the transmission rate fall to just 2.8%.
Previously, infected mothers at the hospital were given the drug AZT, which reduced the transmission rate to 11.7%. By giving them a cocktail of AZT and 3TC, or lamivudine, the rate fell by nearly 9 percentage points, it said.
The hospital said the treatment can be...
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