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If a woman has aids and gives birth, does the baby have aids too?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Less likely if treat

With aggressive management during pregnancy, passing aids to the baby happens much less often.
Baby will carry some maternal antibody to aids for upwards of 18 months, but the majority are now born clear of the disease. With infectious disease specialist keeping mom's viral load down, baby is often delivered in a controlled setting & placed on meds until initial testing is clear.

In brief: Less likely if treat

With aggressive management during pregnancy, passing aids to the baby happens much less often.
Baby will carry some maternal antibody to aids for upwards of 18 months, but the majority are now born clear of the disease. With infectious disease specialist keeping mom's viral load down, baby is often delivered in a controlled setting & placed on meds until initial testing is clear.
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