This category contains analyses about factors and events that occur during pregnancy that may affect the baby. We are interested in seeing if pregnancy outcomes are associated with specific findings or events during pregnancy such as the use of specific ARV drugs, smoking or alcohol use, and severity of the mother’s HIV disease. From these studies, we will find out how frequently adverse outcomes occur. We will develop an understanding of why they happen so we can reduce their occurrence.
Changes in Blood Cells in Babies Born to Mothers with HIV
Tenofovir Use During Pregnancy and Bone Mineral Content in Babies
Mothers with HIV and Substance Use
Measuring a Baby's Exposure to HIV Medications
Testing how Well Babies Exposed to HIV Make Energy
In this study, we looked at uninfected babies of mothers with HIV to see if the HIV medicines some mothers took while pregnant affected how their babies make energy. To do this we used a finger stick test to measure lactate, a chemical in the blood. We also compared the results of the finger stick test to a more complicated blood test that is often used to measure lactate to see if the finger test was as accurate.
Please note that this abstract was presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on May 2 – 5, 2009.
Safety of Tenofovir Use During Pregnancy
Exposure to HIV Medication in HIV-Exposed but Uninfected Babies
In this study, we looked at uninfected children of mothers with HIV who took different types of antiretroviral medications (ARVs) during pregnancy. We looked at how ARV use during pregnancy by women with HIV has changed over time as well as factors linked to combination ARV regimen use during pregnancy.