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What are the chances of an HIV positive mother having a child who is negative

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Advances in HIV care in pregnancy have made mother to baby transmission in the US the exception rather than the rule.Mom's infectious disease speciali ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If the HIV negative mother's test was in error (true positive) then the child would most likely HIV positive also.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not always: Even when mom does not receive antiretrovirals during pregnancy there is only about a 30-50% chance of perinatal infection in the infant. When prophy ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
Very good: With proper medication in utero (during the pregnancy) the chances of the baby having HIV is virtually zero.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: This is a possible mode of transmission.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Quite safe!!: Bone marrow and liver problems are remote- in fact, this drug is used to prevent the vertical transmission of HIV ( mother-to-infant).
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
2 answers: This HT public information site has docs, primarily from the US answer health questions.We have no access to or information about local healthcare opt ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV : Yes. Absolutely. Even in nigeria the medical specialist know how to assist you in this situation. There are almost no babies being born any more with ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Antiretrovirals: There are standard protocols of anti retrovirals for pregnancy which have reduced HIV transmission to the newborn to negligible numbers in recent year ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Artificial: insemination. The sperm of the man could be injected into the vagina of the woman. The woman should preferably be treated before hand to avoid transmi ... Read More

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