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Combination drug ‘sprinkles’ in the works for infants with HIV

WASHINGTON, DC — Last year, 330,000 infants were born infected with HIV, many of whom will succumb to the disease unless more baby-friendly formulations of antiretrovirals become available, AIDS advocates warned here yesterday at the International AIDS Society conference. “We know that existing treatments are very often difficult to administer,” Bernard Pécoul, executive director of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a Geneva-based non-profit that works to foster new treatments, told meeting attendees. 


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