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Initiation of antiretroviral treatment protects partners from HIV infection

Supported by SCHARP’s data management, HIV Prevention Trials Network shows 96 percent reduction in HIV transmission to uninfected sexual partners

May 23, 2011

Men and women infected with HIV reduced the risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners by starting oral antiretroviral therapy, according to findings from a large multinational clinical study conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network, a global partnership dedicated to reducing the transmission of HIV through biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions.

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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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American Society for Microbiology lauds Blish

HIV research garners early career award

Sept. 20, 2010

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Dr. Catherine Blish is the recipient of an Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Microbiology for her work elucidating the role of neutralizing antibodies in HIV transmission.

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Study shows ART lowers HIV transmission

Antiretroviral therapy associated with 92 percent decreased risk of HIV transmission among HIV-1 discordant couples in large, multinational study

June 1, 2010

Research led by Dr. Deborah Donnell of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that treating HIV-infected persons with antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces HIV transmission to their sexual partners by more than 90 percent.

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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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