Selective transmission of multidrug resistant HIV to a newborn related to poor maternal adherence
Desai N, et al.Perinatal transmission of multidrug resistant HIV can occur despite standard peripartum prophylaxis with AZT. Perinatal prophylaxis should be tailored to the mother’s treatment history and resistance profile. Paediatric HIV specialists should be prepared to deal with a small, but slowly increasing number of babies with a "nightmare" multidrug resistant virus with limited treatment options.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
—Posted: December 11, 2003
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