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What are the chances of women who are hiv positive passing the virus to their babies?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
HIV: Chances of passing HIV to the fetus depends of maternal viral load. If on retroviral medication and/or viral load <1000 the risk is minimal. If viral load is higher then to decrease the risk is recommended to deliver via cesarean at 37-38 wks after fetal lung maturity is documented. •20 percent women who did not receive antiretrovirrals and 1% for those who took triple therapy.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2015

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