HIV/AIDS

Antiretroviral drugs for treating pregnant women and preventing HIV infection in infants

Guidelines on care, treatment and support for women living with HIV/AIDS and their children in resource-constrained settings


6 July 2004

ISBN 92 4 159209 5

These guidelines present recommendations for the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating pregnant women and preventing HIV infection in infants in resource-constrained settings. It contains a summary of the scientific rationale and programmatic considerations for these recommendations. By addressing issues of efficacy, safety, drug resistance and feasibility the document is intended to guide the selection of antiretroviral regimens to be included in programmes to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Moreover, it is intended to support and facilitate antiretroviral treatment for pregnant women and women of reproductive age who have indications for treatment. The guidelines may also be useful for health service providers as specific recommendations are provided for the most frequently encountered clinical situations.


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