Journal Articles | February 2019

Congenital Cytomegalovirus and HIV Perinatal Transmission

Manuscript published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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Created by:

Kristina Adachi, Jiahong Zu, Bonnie Ank, et al. (EGPAF: Lynne Mofenson)

Topics:

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.