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Is baby protected from HIV in womb?
Dec 13, 2000

I am a student doing literary research on HIV and pregnancy. I wanted to know if the baby is protected from HIV in the womb or does the transmission only occur during delivery?

Response from Dr. Sullivan

Approximately 5-10% of infants born to untreated HIV-1 infected women will be infected in utero; 10-15% will be infected during labor and delivery; 10-15% during the period of breast feeding.JLS.

John L. Sullivan, M.D.


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