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How do you avoid baby getting mom's HIV in pregnancy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Pre-natal/natal care

Present aggressive management of pregnant HIV moms has reduced fetal/neonatal transmission from ~ 40 to less than 5%.
By reducing mom's viral load, the transfer of the disease may be avoided.The babies receive meds at birth until later testing verifies that they escaped the disease.

In brief: Pre-natal/natal care

Present aggressive management of pregnant HIV moms has reduced fetal/neonatal transmission from ~ 40 to less than 5%.
By reducing mom's viral load, the transfer of the disease may be avoided.The babies receive meds at birth until later testing verifies that they escaped the disease.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Prophylactic Tx

There are anti-retrovirals used during pregnancy which dramatically reduce the risk of the baby being born with hiv, but they are not 100% effective.
Talk to your OB doctor about this. They are very aware of the need for these agents.

In brief: Prophylactic Tx

There are anti-retrovirals used during pregnancy which dramatically reduce the risk of the baby being born with hiv, but they are not 100% effective.
Talk to your OB doctor about this. They are very aware of the need for these agents.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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