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A 41-year-old male asked:

If the woman falls pregnant then tested hiv positive, how safe is the unborn child??

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: With proper treatment during pregnancy the transfer of HIV to the fetus has been reduced from 60%+ to less than 5%.
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How can an HIV positive lady not pass HIV to her unborn child?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Medicine !: There are excellent medicines available for HIV positive pregnant women. These prescription medications can significantly lower the risk of transmission to the unborn fetus. Please see your obstetrician as soon as possible.
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Last updated Aug 5, 2019

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