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transmission to baby
Jan 9, 2013

If I fall pregnant,what are the chances of my baby contracting hiv,I'm not on meds,when does transsmisssion normaly happen,and when exactly should I start meds

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

Transmission of HIV from positive mother to child is very rare among positive women who are in medical care, receiving medications and especially when viral loads are undetectable.

The best time to start meds depends on many factors (only one of which is whether your pregnant or planning pregnancy). has an excellent resource center on pregnancy and HIV. I hope that you'll find this of value.

Be well, BY

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