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documented fact of children without symptoms
Dec 13, 2000

are there any documentation referring to hiv born children who live all their lives as children(till 12years),without showing any signs of illness or symptoms at all.

Response from Dr. Sullivan

As with adults there are HIV infected children who were infected at birth but remain asymptomatic for more than ten years; in adults these long-term nonprogressors represent 3-5% of those infected; we do not know the percentage of infants infected at birth who are nonprogressors; it is likely that the percentages are equal to or less than the percentages observed in adults.JLS.

John L. Sullivan, M.D.


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