Nov 1, 2000
dear Docs.how many pregnant women are infected with hiv
in USA each year? How many child borns with the virus?
Tanks . Mildred
Response from Dr. Sullivan
Over the past 10 years the number of HIV infected pregnant women in the US has been stable at 6000-7000/year; it is estimated that the overall transmission rate has dropped below 5% which would translate to approximately 200 infants with HIV infection per year and this number is likely to decrease further with more extensive HIV testing of pregnant women.JLS.
John L. Sullivan, M.D.
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