Jun 8, 2007
I am HIV positive and have a question pertaining to the genetic possibility of passing this disease on to offspring. Would this be highly likley? I have been negative due to medicine for over 10 years. Would this still be possible?
Response from Dr. Horwath
No, HIV is not transmitted genetically. It can be passed from an infected mother to her child during childbirth. However, this is not genetic, but direct transmission, and can be prevented with current treatments.
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