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Drug-filled vaginal ring protects women from HIV — when used correctly

Consistent use of ring protects against HIV infection by up to 92 percent, according to new analyses that measured the effectiveness of consistent vs. inconsistent use

July 18, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa and Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Consistent use of a vaginal ring filled with an antiviral drug protects against HIV infection by up to 92 percent, new analyses show.

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Six-month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants

SCHARP data shows longer nevirapine treatment reduces infection by half for babies with HIV-infected mothers, 75 percent for infants of untreated moms

March 14, 2011

Giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of HIV transmission to the infants at age 6 months compared with giving infants the drug daily for six weeks, according to preliminary clinical trial data presented March 2 at the Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections conference in Boston.

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Faculty profile: Biostatistics and real world solutions

VIDI’s Elizabeth Brown studies mother-to-child transmission of HIV and more to make a difference in peoples’ lives

June 22, 2009 | By Rachel Tompa

From mother-to-child transmission of HIV to coronary artery lesions, Dr. Elizabeth Brown of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center loves a statistical challenge. And the more uncertain, the better—that’s where she believes good statistics can really make a difference.

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