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TDF therapy in pregnancy reduces HBV DNA, risk of vertical transmission

August 3, 2015

Viremic mothers treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate during pregnancy had decreased hepatitis B virus infection DNA levels in their blood, which reduced the infection’s DNA serum levels in infants at birth and reduced overall mother-to-child transmission, according to study data.

“We conducted this clinical trial with the aims of evaluating the efficacy of [tenofovir disoproxil fumarate] administration initiated at 30 [to] 32 weeks of gestation in highly viremic pregnant mothers, assessing the efficacy in reducing mother-to-infant HBV transmission, and monitoring safety for the mothers and infants during pregnancy and the postpartum period,” the researchers wrote.

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TDF therapy in pregnancy reduces HBV DNA, risk of vertical transmission

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Viremic mothers treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate during pregnancy had decreased hepatitis B virus infection DNA levels in their blood…
In the Journals

Chronic HBV prevalent among non-high-risk populations across world

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In a new study, researchers found a prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection across various non–high-risk populations across the…
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