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Oct 15, 2001
I read elsewhere that a pregnant mother is more likely to transmit HIV to her child if she is RECENTLY infected. Is this true?
Response from Dr. Sullivan
Because maternal to child transmission is more frequent when a woman has a high viral load it would be more likely for a pregnant women with a recent HIV infection[ the viral load is highest in the first 6 months following infection] to transmit HIV to her infant;JLS.
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