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 for...
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 Read more »

Transmission of HIV during Pregnancy

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Is baby protected from HIV in womb?

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malaria May Boost Mother-to-Child HIV Infection -- Study

...protecting the fetus. "Our research highlights the fact that placental malaria ... could play an important role in mother-to-child HIV transmission in utero that has been underestimated," said Anfumbom Kfutwah, a Cameroon Pasteur Center... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Mother's Health Is Best for Baby consider to ensure a healthy baby. This cannot be stressed enough. Sometimes medical research can forget the fact that HIV-positive pregnant women are people who need care for their own HIV infection. This can sometimes be neglected or... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

... Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...found to be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A... Read more »
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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 »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello. I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply 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 »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...quote: Adam Legge, Monday, April 16, 2007 Antiretroviral drugs used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child can cause genetic damage in infants that may increase their risk of developing cancer in the Read more »
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