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SERO converted Child
      #7769 - 07/29/00 05:49 PM

we are a heterosexual couple looking to adopt a child thru the state of nj. one of the special needs type of child is a sero converted child. can anyone provide any insight as to what this is and what the chances are that a child born with HIV may "grow" out of it?
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Re: SERO converted Child new
      #7834 - 07/31/00 05:29 PM

Hm, if child has HIV unfortunately s/he's not going to "grow out of it". However, children of HIV-infected mothers are born with their mothers' antibodies and therefore will test positive for HIV. They need to get re-tested at 6 months of age to verify whether the child is infected or not. Please check with the agency to see if HIV diagnosis was confirmed after 6 months. Hope that helps.

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