Both parent are hiv+ child is not how true is this?
Feb 22, 2002
childs parent both have full blown aids,child was never test until last month, child is 3yrs old, test result are negative, we were told that the child does not have to be tested again and that the child is fine, is this true?
Response from Dr. Young
This can be true. The risk of transmission of HIV from infected mother to child (when off therapy) is about 1 in 3. From this you can see that the majority of babies born to HIV+ mothers are likely to be negative.
If the mother takes effective HIV therapy, the risk is even lower. In our state, for example, in the past 3 years, there has not been a single infected child born to a HIV+ mother under care(now somewhere around 70 births).
Hope this is helpful, BY
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