Congenital Cytomegalovirus and HIV Perinatal Transmission
Kristina Adachi, Jiahong Zu, Bonnie Ank, et al. (EGPAF: Lynne Mofenson)
Pediatric HIV Diagnosis, Care and Treatment; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission; Strategic Information, Evaluation and Research
This study assessed the presence, magnitude, and risk factors associated with congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) among infants born to HIV-infected women, who were not receiving antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy. The authors found that in-utero HIV infection appears to be a major risk factor for cCMV in infants whose mothers have not received combination antiretroviral therapy in pregnancy.