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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is a woman knowingly getting pregnant and giving birth to a baby while hiv+ considered unethical?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Why?: As i understand it, current retroviral treatments can make HIV levels undetectable in some individuals and prevent transmission to the baby. If would be a concern if the mother were not getting appropriate HIV treatment and prenatal care.
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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Depends: There are many ways to minimize risk. The real question is what is the motivation.
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Last updated May 7, 2016

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