Reuters | The World's Leading Provider of Financial Information and News Substance in Saliva Protects Babies from Mom's HIV
October 29, 2002 02:16 PM ET
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By Alison McCook
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies with relatively high levels of a particular compound in their saliva appear to be less likely than others to acquire HIV from their infected mothers at one month of age, according to new study findings.
Dr. Carey Farquhar of the University of Washington in Seattle and colleagues found that babies with higher levels of a substance called secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) at one month of age were half as likely as those with lower levels of SLPI to have acquired HIV from