|hiv + female
Dec 13, 2003
If a pregnant woman is hiv positive and not on medication what is the chances that her baby will also get hiv? If the fetus can get hiv when is the greatest risk of getting hiv?
Response from Dr. Luzuriaga
Overall, approximately 25-35% of women not receiving antoretroviral therapy transmit HIV to their infants. The mother's blood viral load is the strongest predictor of transmission -- the higher the viral load, the higher the risk. Antiretroviral therapy controls viral replication and helps to protect the baby -- the risk of transmission from a woman on therapy with undetectable viral load is < 1%.
While transmission can probably occur any time during gestation, most is thought to occur late in pregnancy, during the last trimester.
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