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A 21-year-old female asked:

If a woman or her husband has hiv/aids, if she will become pregnant, the child will has as well? can it be cured before getting pregnant ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Managable problem: If someone has HIV and access to treatment, they can have offspring that do not get the disease. This does require coordinated care between the infectious disease specialists, the obstetrician managing the pregnancy, and the doc following the newborn. A pregnant mother in good control (low viral load) can give birth to an infant that does not get hiv.No cure for HIV has been found to date.
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