just two doses of nevirapine (Viramune) can reduce the risk of transmitting HIV

There's lots of excitement about the news that just two doses of nevirapine (Viramune) can reduce the risk of transmitting HIV...from an infected mother to her newborn.

One 200 mg dose is given to the mother at the onset of labor...followed by a single dose to her infant within 72 hours of birth.

This simple regimen is at least twice as effective as giving zidovudine during labor...and to the infant for a week.

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