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Information on HIV transmission to babies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   want to know if a hiv person can have a baby with a negative woman
Doctor :   HIV does not interrupt fertility of the man
Doctor :   But if he has sex with the woman she may contract HIV
Doctor :   too
Doctor :   and by vertical transmission the baby also born postivie
User :   is there a way avoiding that contraction and produce a healthy baby
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   the risk of transmission is lowered with few treatment protocols and the HIV status
User :   so with this the woman and the baby will remain negative
Doctor :   like treating the woman during pregnancy wiht the HIV drugs and giving the drugs to her at labor and giving the medicine to the baby immediately born
Doctor :   Woman may not
Doctor :   Baby reduces the risk of tranmission
Doctor :   It is not 100% though

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