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This Week in PLoS Medicine: OA in the developing world; HIV transmission in breastfeeding

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At the close of March, PLoS Medicine publishes four new articles, including an editorial on current state of access to medical journals.

The PLoS Medicine Editors reflect on the recent debate about access to medical journals via the HINARI programme, and on what now needs to be done to increase open access in the developing world.

Leslie Chan and colleagues from the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development discuss the value of open access not just for access to health information, but also for transforming structural inequity in current academic reward systems and for valuing scholarship from the South.

Timothy Thomas and colleagues report the results of the Kisumu breastfeeding study in Kenya, a single-arm trial that assessed the feasibility and safety of a triple-antiretroviral regimen to suppress maternal HIV load in late pregnancy.

Analysis by Clement Zeh and colleagues of a substudy of the Kisumu breastfeeding trial reveals the emergence of HIV drug resistance in HIV-positive infants born to HIV-infected mothers treated with antiretroviral drugs.

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