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Extracted from text ... LITTLE DIFFERENCE IN HIV TRANSMISSION RATES BETWEEN FORMULA-FED INFANTS AND THOSE BREAST-FED WHILE MOTHERS TAKE AZT The use of prophylaxis in babies breast-fed by HIV-positive mothers can reduce HIV transmission to comparable rates to formula-fed babies, according to a study presented at the recent Twelfth Annual Conference on Retroviruses in Boston. However, there is a risk of the baby developing at least temporary resistance to the drugs used. A Botswana trial in which various combinations of zidovudine (AZT), lamivudine (3TC) and nevirapine were shown to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV to 4% was continued to a second phase, in ..


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