Tag: "nevirapine" at medical news
Researchers identify a simple, affordable drug regimen that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection in infants of mothers with the disease
...d at random to receive either a 200-mg dose oforal nevirapine
at the onset of labor, followed by a 2-mg/kg oral ... weeks of age, 13.1 percentof infants who received nevirapine
were infected with HIV, compared with 25.1percent of those in the AZT group. "In this study, the sh...
New HIV drug intervention cheap and effective
...ons of HIV transmission from mother to child. The nevirapine
regimen was significantly cheaper and more effecti...ming of antiviral drugs. The newest treatment uses nevirapine
and has recently been tested in a clinical trial called HIVNET 012. The nevirapine
Study evaluates dosage adjustments of Agenerase
...eceived Agenerase in combination with efavirenz or nevirapine
with treatment based on phenotypic or genotypic resistance testing. Efavirenz and nevirapine
are non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) that have been shown to affect plasma l...
Science for global health - World Health Day 2001
...f a single dose of the relatively inexpensive drug nevirapine
in reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and this regimen is now useful for HIV-positive women presenting at birth without prior antiretroviral therapy. This year's World Health Day theme is Mental Health: Stop Exclusion - Dare to Care. Th...
The nations leading liver researchers to reveal findings in hepatitis C, liver transplantation, toxicity in AIDS patients
... Drug Administration issued an alert for the NNRTI nevirapine
based on reports of liver toxicity. This study fou... of patients who experienced toxicity while taking nevirapine
had to discontinue their drug regimens. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affects nearly 1 in 4 in th...
South African government urged to take action in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission
...rvice as reasons why antiretroviral drugs, such as nevirapine
and zidovudine, have not been made available-even though the manufacturers of nevirapine
have offered the drug for free to African countries over the next five years. Lead author Salim Ab...
The Lancet Oncology and The Lancet Infectious Diseases
...ents reluctance to provide the antiretroviral drug nevirapine
to pregnant women with HIV. The drug has been shown to be effective in preventing mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission; however the South African Government have recently launched an appeal to a March 11 court hearing which instructed them to make the ...
Cost-effectiveness assessments important for HIV response in Africa
...ment of sexually transmitted diseases. Single-dose nevirapine
and short-course zidovudine for prevention of mother-to-child transmission, voluntary counselling and testing, and tuberculosis treatment cost under $75 per DALY gained. Other interventions (eg. formula feeding for infants, home care programmes, and ...
Nevirapine sustains advantage over AZT during breastfeeding period
...ed a single dose of the inexpensive antiviral drug nevirapine
(NVP) soon after birth--and whose mothers took one...ere 6 to 8 weeks of age. The cost savings of using nevirapine
in the study were substantial, approximately 70 times less than the AZT treatment. The researchers s...
Further evidence for effectiveness of nevirapine in reducing mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission
...des further evidence for the sustained efficacy of nevirapine
as a low-cost option to help prevent vertical HIV-...n 1999 that a single-dose intrapartum and neonatal nevirapine
regimen significantly decreased the risk of transmission of HIV-1 from mother to child by 47% compar...
Antiretroviral therapy after birth decreases mother-to-child HIV transmission
...ol of Public Health. They found that a regimen of nevirapine
and zidovudine is 36 percent effective in blocking...ulation and Family Health Sciences, explained that nevirapine
is typically given to mothers prior to delivery and to the baby after birth to prevent mother-to-chi...
Antiretrovirals reduce mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission when started after childbirth
...ion from mothers to their children. Zidovudine and nevirapine
have been shown to reduce mother-to-child transmis...Public Health, USA and colleagues assessed whether nevirapine
and zidovudine given to babies only reduced HIV-1 transmission more than nevirapine
alone. Over 110...
The pros and cons of HIV testing in less-developed countries
...thorspropose several circumstances where perinatal nevirapine
should be offeredto women of unknown HIV serostatu...of the epidemic, we must broaden the indicationfor nevirapine
to include not just women with confirmed HIV-1 infection, butthose living in high-prevalence areas w...
Nevirapine plus zidovudine to prevent perinatal HIV in Thailand
...le combination of zidovudine (AZT) and one dose of nevirapine
(NVP) for the mother at the time of delivery and in the baby soon after birth, along with formula-feeding, pediatric HIV infection could be almost eradicated. In Thailand, until recently the treatment for the prevention of mother-to-child transmiss...
Nevirapine is better than efavirenz at raising 'good' cholesterol
... "good type" of cholesterol (HDL cholesterol), but nevirapine
raises it higher than efavirenz, according to a ne...h issue of PLoS Medicine. "These data suggest that nevirapine
may be preferable to efavirenz in HIV-infected adults who have increased cardiovascular risk," says ...