maternal-infant transmission

maternal-infant transmission

Epidemiology Transmission of a pathogen from mom to infant. See Vertical transmission. Cf Horizontal transmission.
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Reduction of maternal-infant transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 with zidovudine treatment.
Gelber et al., "Reduction of maternal-infant transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 with zidovudine treatment.
Trends in maternal-infant transmission of AIDS after antiretroviral therapy in Brazil.
Reduction of maternal-infant transmission of HIV-1 with zidovudine treatment.
Reduction of maternal-infant transmission of human immunodepficiency virus type 1 with zidovudine treatment.
A key disagreement seems to be whether the reporting problems should invalidate the conclusion from that study that single-dose nevirapine is safe and effective for preventing maternal-infant transmission of HIV.
Maternal-infant transmission is the most frequent route of pediatric infection, while intrafamily spread plays a role, albeit a much smaller one.
Sperling, Richard Gelber et al., "Reduction of Maternal-Infant Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 with Zidovudine Treatment," NEJM 331 (1994): 1173-80, at 1174.
A study conducted by NIAID's Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group demonstrated that AZT, given to HIV-infected pregnant women who had very little or no prior antiretroviral therapy and CD4+ T cell counts above 200/[mm.sup.3], reduced the risk of maternal-infant transmission by two-thirds.
This second special issue of the Health Education Monograph Series on HIV/AIDS Prevention in Rural Communities presents seven articles: (1) "Preventing Maternal-Infant Transmission of HIV: Social and Ethical Issues" (James G.
Testing breast milk for the presence of LACV also might be reasonable to evaluate the potential for maternal-infant transmission and to determine the suitability for continued breastfeeding.

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