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What are the various ways HIV is transmitted from a mother to a baby?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Several

Transmission across the placenta during pregnancy, breast feeding, rarely through bodily secretions or blood from mom onto an open lesion on the baby (but this virtually never happens).
Hiv is never casually transmitted. It is not easy to get and it requires the infected person to have a high viral load and have that viral load transmitted by some form of intimate contact. Stay safe.

In brief: Several

Transmission across the placenta during pregnancy, breast feeding, rarely through bodily secretions or blood from mom onto an open lesion on the baby (but this virtually never happens).
Hiv is never casually transmitted. It is not easy to get and it requires the infected person to have a high viral load and have that viral load transmitted by some form of intimate contact. Stay safe.
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