Stopping the control arm in response to the DSMB: Mother's choice of HIV prophylaxis during breastfeeding in the BAN Study

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  • The Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the Breastfeeding, Antiretrovirals, and Nutrition study, a clinical trial aimed to prevent postnatal HIV transmission, recommended halting randomization to the enhanced standard-of-care (control) arm. The 67 mother-infant pairs on the control arm and less than 21. weeks postpartum at the time of the DSMB recommendation were read a script informing them of the DSMB decision and offering them the maternal or infant antiretroviral interventions for the remainder of the 28-week breastfeeding period. This paper describes the BAN study response to the DSMB decision and what the women on the control arm chose, when given a choice to start the maternal or infant antiretroviral interventions. © 2011.
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  • Chavula C; Long D; Mzembe E; Kayira D; Chasela C; Hudgens MG; Hosseinipour M; King CC; Ellington S; Chigwenembe M
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