Rapid advice: use of antiretroviral drugs for treating pregnant women and preventing HIV infection in infants
When developing ART guidelines for pregnant women.
- Sub-categories HIV/AIDS
- Commodities Medicines
- Latest update 2010
- Version Version 2
- Developed by WHO/OMS
- When to use When developing ART guidelines for pregnant women.
- Languages English, French, Russian
- Level of use Central
- Form PDF document, 263 KB
- Amount of training / TA required None
- Inputs & outputs None
- Cost Free
- Advantages WHO now recommends earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for adults and adolescents, the delivery of more patient-friendly antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), and prolonged use of ARVs to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. For the first time, WHO recommends that HIV-positive mothers or their infants take ARVs while breastfeeding to prevent HIV transmission.
- Limitations None
- Availability English: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241598934_eng.pdf French: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2010/9789242598933_fre.pdf Russian: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2010/9789244598931_rus.pdf
- Remarks A printed version is also available at WHO. Contact: Marco Vitoria
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- Submission date 2010-11-30 12:26:47