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Author Topic: Viread Safely Prevents Mother-to-Child Hepatitis B Transmission  (Read 8083 times)

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Pregnant women living with chronic hepatitis B can safely take Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, or TDF) during pregnancy and prevent transmission of the virus to their children, Infectious Disease Advisor reports.

Wei Yi, PhD, of Beijing Ditan Hospital at Capital Medical University, and colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis of data on 81 women with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) who started Viread before they got pregnant. They compared this group with 63 women with chronic HBV who did not receive treatment with an antiviral during their pregnancy.

The infants of both groups of mothers all received immunoprophylaxis, meaning HBV vaccination or antibodies against the virus. The mothers and their newborns were all followed for at least seven months after the birth of the babies.

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