full blown aids
Nov 18, 2015
Can a an with full blown aids pass it along to his unborn child?
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Though many people use the term, "full-blown", it's use is discouraged. AIDS is AIDS, just like pregnant is pregnant.
OK, that polemic aside, someone living with HIV and an AIDS diagnosis (one of the many indicator conditions of severe immunodeficiency) can pass the virus on to her unborn child- but HIV treatments, if started soon enough to drop virus to undetectable levels can essentially eliminate the risk of transmission.
The key to preventing mother-to-child transmission is access to antenatal (before birth) obstetrical care, early HIV testing and treatment.
Thanks for reading, BY
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