Pregnancy Among Women Receiving PreP for HIV Prevention

July 20, 2014 12:04 AM

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Pregnancy Among Women Receiving PreP for HIV Prevention

There are places where discrepancies between couples when it comes to HIV infection can lead to modifications in pregnancy incidences. A new study has been conducted to analyze the whether antiretroviral pre-exposure preventive therapy (PreP) would be effective in couples where the men are HIV positive and the women HIV negative.

The study included 1785 participants belonging to serodiscordant couples from 9 sites across Uganda and Kenya. The female partners were HIV uninfected and received PrEP to prevent HIV infection (598 women received tenofovir disoproxil fumarate while 566 women received emtricitabine/tenofovir disopro...

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