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Review shows - ART does not raise birth defect rates.

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Jim Allen:
Some good insights.

In Full: https://www.poz.com/article/antiretrovirals-hiv-raise-birth-defect-risk

In Short:


--- Quote ---The risk for birth defects among infants born to HIV-positive women using antiretroviral therapy is the same as those born to women in the U.S. general population, according to a 30-year review presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2021.

Of 20,437 live births recorded through July 31, 2020, a total of 580 infants were born with an abnormality, a 2.8% frequency. This is consistent with the rate for women in the United States as a whole, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at 3%, or about 1 in every 33 infants.
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