|NEONATE OF HIV INFECTED MOTHER HIV UNINFECTED???
Jul 29, 2001
I tested positive in INDIA by Elisa but P24 Negative.
In my test report the note is as under as recommendation.
" NEONATES BORN OF HIV INFECTED MOTHERS CAN HAVE HIV INFECTION OR CAN BE UN INFECTED DESPITE PRESENCE OF MATERIAL ANTIBODIES TO HIV IN THEIR BLOOD . SUCH BABIES SHOULD UNDERGO ADDITIONAL TESTING SUCH AS POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION( HIV DNA BY PCR TEST NO.9885B) TO ASCERTAIN THEIR STATUS OF INFECTION . ALL SERA ARE STORED FROZEN FOR SIX WEEKS AT SPECIALITY RANBAXY FOR ADDITIONAL TEST."
Test done at SPECIALITY RANBAXY LTD. Affiliate of Specialities Inc. USA.
KINDLY TELL ME ;
INFANT OF HIV MOTHER POSITIVE FOR HIV ANTIBODIES CAN GIVE BIRTH OF HIV UNINFECTED CHILD?
I DO NOT HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS.
I HAVE ASKED THEM ALSO .
WHAT IS YOUR OPENION SIR.?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Natural history studies (HIV infected women, not receiving HIV treatment) indicate that about 25% (1 in 4) of infants become infected. So no, not all infants from women who are infected become HIV infected. That number goes down dramatically if women receive treatment for HIV infection during pregnancy.
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