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If the mother has hiv, how do you know the new baby doesn't already have hiv?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Blood work
Here are blood tests that can be performed that will confirm or deny the prescence od HIV in the baby.

In brief: Blood work
Here are blood tests that can be performed that will confirm or deny the prescence od HIV in the baby.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: You don't
You treat all initially as if they have it, starting anti-viral medicine and monitoring tests.
There are some tests that suggest infection, but others that are ambivalent. It is usually after a year to 18 months before you can be sure (by tests) that the kid did not get infected.

In brief: You don't
You treat all initially as if they have it, starting anti-viral medicine and monitoring tests.
There are some tests that suggest infection, but others that are ambivalent. It is usually after a year to 18 months before you can be sure (by tests) that the kid did not get infected.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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