n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Maternal deaths due to adverse drug reactions to nevirapine-containing HAART : new recommendations for ARV therapy in pregnancy in South Africa : review

Volume 22, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



This article draws attention to an important problem that has been contributing to maternal mortality and morbidity in South Africa, particularly over the past two years, namely adverse drug reactions to anti-retroviral drugs, specifically nevirapine. However, this article should in no way be understood as raising objections to the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in pregnancy as a key component of the national strategy to reduce maternal deaths and to combat the HIV epidemic in general.

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