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Can a HIV positive mother give birth to a HIV negative child, or does the virus always pass through the umbilical cord?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Not always
Even when mom does not receive antiretrovirals during pregnancy there is only about a 30-50% chance of perinatal infection in the infant.
When prophylactic therapy is given this is markedly reduced.

In brief: Not always
Even when mom does not receive antiretrovirals during pregnancy there is only about a 30-50% chance of perinatal infection in the infant.
When prophylactic therapy is given this is markedly reduced.
Dr. Martin Raff
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