|pregnant from HIV+ plan
Jun 23, 2002
Dear Dr. Aberg,
I am going to write an article about women and aids. Can you answer this question for me? If a woman got pregnant from a HIV+ man, is (because she is pregnant) the chance 100 that she got the virus as well? Thanks for your time,
Response from Dr. Aberg
No. A woman may become pregnant by a HIV positive man yet not have acquired the virus. A woman can acquire HIV from a man and not get pregnant. These are independent events. I suggest you read more about the pathogenesis and transmission of HIV on this web site and others.
Pregnant and +
Birth mother is HIV+
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