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How do you prevent perinatal transmission of HIV to the baby?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Antiviral prophylaxi: Generally mothers with HIV are treated with antiretroviral medication to minimize the risk of transmission of the virus to the fetus or the newborn. This is not 100% effective but has lowered the infection rate dramatically.
Answered on May 5, 2017

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