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Hiv Transmission In Utero

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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 »

Transmission of HIV during Pregnancy

Dear expert, I have a question pertaining the transmission of HIV from the mother to the fetus.... Read more »

it takes only one time (HETEROSEXUAL TRANSMISSION) (HIV TRANSMISSION AFTER ONE EXPOSURE)

This is a comment on one of the readers questions asking if you can get hiv by penetrating a woman... Read more »
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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 »
Lambda Legal

State Criminal Statutes on HIV Transmission

Choose a State Select a State Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vertical Transmission Second Leading Cause of HIV Transmission in Uganda, Researchers Say

Mother-to-child transmission is the second most common method of HIV transmission in Uganda after sexual intercourse, researchers said last week at the launch of a vertical transmission prevention program in the country's Jinja district, Uganda's ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

HIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according to five CDC - and NIH -funded studies conducted in Africa... Read more »
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Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk.
What is HIV?
How is HIV transmitted? Read more »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »