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HIV transmissions during pregnancy
Feb 5, 2005

What is the percentage of HIV transmission during: 1. pregnancy; 2. delivery/labor; 3. breastfeeding?

Response from Dr. Luzuriaga

In the absence of antivirla therapy, about 25-40% of women transmit HIV to their babies. About 20% of all transmissions occur during gestation (pregnancy), 40-50% occur during delivery, and 20-30% occur during brestfeeding.

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