Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

Understanding Your LabsUnderstanding Your Labs
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


NEONATE OF HIV INFECTED MOTHER HIV UNINFECTED???
Jul 29, 2001

Sir,

I tested positive in INDIA by Elisa but P24 Negative.

In my test report the note is as under as recommendation.

Note:

" 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.

SIR,

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.



Previous
I'm i aids or hiv patient, help doctor.
Next
fda rapid test

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement