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This Week in PLoS Medicine: VBAC; cART during PHI; IPTi & more

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This week wraps up the publishing month of March with our monthly editorial and three other new articles.

The PLoS Medicine Editors discuss new research studies on the risks associated with mode of childbirth following caesarean section.

In a three-arm randomized trial conducted among adult patients in HIV treatment centers in The Netherlands, Marlous Grijsen and colleagues examine the effects of temporary combination antiretroviral therapy during primary HIV infection.

A three-arm randomized trial conducted by Ivo Mueller and colleagues among infants in Papua New Guinea estimates the preventive effect against malaria episodes of intermittent preventive treatment in an area where children are exposed to both falciparum and vivax malaria.

Alex London and colleagues propose new ethical frameworks for evaluating the risks associated with research in which financial or other incentives are used to promote healthy behavior.

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