HPTN Bibliographic Record
Eshleman SH, Hoover DR, Chen SH, Hudelson SH, Guay LA, Mwatha A, Fiscus SA, Mmiro F, Musoke P, Jackson JB, Kumwenda N, and Taha T. Resistance after single dose nevirapine prophylaxis emerges in a high portion of Malawian newborns. AIDS. 2005, 19: 2167-68.
The administration of single-dose nevirapine to women in labor and their infants can prevent HIV-1 mother-to-child transmission. We examined nevirapine resistance in infants who were HIV-1 infected despite single-dose nevirapine prophylaxis, including 18 Ugandan infants (HIVNET 012 trial, nine subtype A and nine subtype D) and 23 Malawian infants (NVAZ trial, all subtype C). Nevirapine resistance was more frequent in infants with subtype C than with subtypes A and D (87 versus 50%, P = 0.016).