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Is it possible for a mother that has HIV to pass on to her newborn?

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Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Yes

Yes it is possible, however if pregnant woman is treated with anti-hiv medications during pregnancy or at least during labor and baby after birth receives appropriate prophylaxis for several weeks, this risk is small but never 0.
Expecting mother and newborn baby need to be followed by appropriate specialist and follow treatment recommendations.

In brief: Yes

Yes it is possible, however if pregnant woman is treated with anti-hiv medications during pregnancy or at least during labor and baby after birth receives appropriate prophylaxis for several weeks, this risk is small but never 0.
Expecting mother and newborn baby need to be followed by appropriate specialist and follow treatment recommendations.
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Yes and a known carrier of HIV should have have their baby tested and properly treated as necessary to prevent HIV complications.

In brief: Yes

Yes and a known carrier of HIV should have have their baby tested and properly treated as necessary to prevent HIV complications.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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