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Does Maternal Transmission Of Hiv Occur In Utero Or During The Birth Process

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hiv transmission in utero

Can you please detail how a baby can be infected with hiv in the uterus, as noted in one of your previous answers, during the 2nd & 3rd trimester? What specifically are the risks during delivery, would it have to be a skin trauma to the baby...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The mechanism of how HIV crosses the placenta is unclear at present; we do know that high viral load is a predisposing factor; infection during the birth process[intrapartum infection] probably ocurrs when the baby is exposed to virus in the... Read more »

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Low Maternal Vitamin D Increases the Risk of HIV Transmission to Offspring

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HIV i-Base

Outcomes in Infants Exposed to Lopinavir/Ritonavir in Utero

A systematic review of outcomes of infants born to women receiving lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) in pregnancy -- performed by investigators from the originator company -- suggests that in utero exposure may not increase the risk of preterm birth. M... Read more »
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South Africa: Activists, Physicians Sue Government to Prevent Maternal Transmission, Ask International Support

On November 26 South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), supported by about 200 doctors, sued the South African government, asking for wider use of nevirapine to prevent mother-to-infant transmission of HIV. About 70,000 infants every year are... Read more »

Maternal HAART Use During Breastfeeding Can Significantly Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission Among Women With Low CD4+ Cell Counts, Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this study summary, Taha Taha, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health discusses the results of a... Read more »
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