Hiv Mother To Fetus Transmission

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Transmission of HIV during Pregnancy

Dear expert, I have a question pertaining the transmission of HIV from the mother to the fetus. According to what a doctor told me, the placenta won't allow the mother blood to pass into the fetus blood stream at all. only the nutrient from the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question. The placenta is a great barrier that protects the developing fetus from HIV. The placenta allows a baby with a different genetic make-up from the mother to grow inside the body without stimulating Read more »


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What is the mode of maternal transmission to her fetus?

What is the mode of maternal transmission of HIV to her infant? Does HIV cross the placental... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HAART and the Safety of the Fetus

...defects as a result of the use of the tranquilizer thalidomide, pregnant women have been especially careful about protecting the fetus from the toxicity of medicines. Some pregnant HIV positive women may be concerned about the potential effect of... Read more »
The Body PRO

The 10th Annual International Society For Antiviral Research Conference

...educational grant by Bristol-Myers Squibb Immunology. Conference Summations Prevention of Transmission of HIV from Mother to Fetus L. M. Mofensen Plenary Lecture: HIV dynamics and Load: Implications for Therapy andEradication Dr. John... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Twin Pregnancy Raises Risk of HIV Spread

...HIV transmission. The association was especially strong, they noted, in cases of premature rupture of the membranes around the fetus. In these cases, the transmission risk increased 4.5-fold. "In cases of multiple pregnancies in HIV-infected... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...important part of helping you to stay healthy and to have a healthy baby. You Can Have an HIV-Negative Baby When HIV passes to a fetus or baby from an HIV positive mother, this is called vertical transmission . When HIV passes between sexual... Read more »
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