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I'm positive. Could baby have been +?
Mar 17, 2005

In December 2004, went for antenatal at 5 months pregnancy and tested HIV+. Had premature baby at 7months on 8 February 2005 and passed away the next day. Drs confirmed she was fine. Could she have been infected too?

Response from Dr. Sullivan

Your baby may have been infected; in utero infection[ HIV infection which occurs while the baby is in the mothers uterus] occurs in about 1 out of 20 pregnancies of HIV infected untreated women; the majority of these infections occur in the last trimester of pregnancy; even if your baby was infected it is unlikely that the HIV infection was the cause of your babies death; HIV infected pregnant women who receive highly active antiretroviral therapy[HAART] beginning in the second trimester of pregnancy and maintain a undetectable viral load throughout pregnancy have a greater than 99% chance of giving birth to an uninfected infant; JLS.


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