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Sep 27, 2001

Is there a chance of a pregnant mother to not transmit aids virus to her unborn baby?

Response from Dr. Sullivan

A woman who is HIV infected and pregnant not receiving treatment for her HIV infection has a risk of transmitting HIV to her infant during pregnancy and the birth process which varies depending on the amount of virus replicating in her body[viral load]; if her viral load is low <1000 copies/ml, the risk is <1%, if the viral load is >100,000 copies/ml the risk is greater than 50%; JLS.


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