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New BHIVA guidelines on HIV care in pregnancy and after birth

Advice on infant feeding has been updated in the 2018 guidelines to address the uncertainties surrounding HIV transmission through breast milk when viral load is undetectable on antiretroviral treatment. “The undetectable=untransmissable (U=U) statement applies only to sexual transmission, and we currently lack data to apply this to breastfeeding,” the guidelines state. Nevertheless, the guidelines also… Read More »

Risk Of Premature Birth Is Reduced With Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Researchers have found a reduction in premature birth risk with an increased intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids intake while pregnant. With approximately 15 million babies born too early annually, premature birth is a major global health concern. Premature birth is the number 1 cause of death for under 5 year old children worldwide,… Read More »