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HIV transmission to foetus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how i can i help u
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   i am six weeks pregnan
Doctor :   ok
User :   and my boyfriend has hiv
Doctor :   ok
User :   is the baby going to be okay ?
Doctor :   i will help u in thi s
Doctor :   can i ask few Q
User :   yes
Doctor :   wats your age
User :   19
Doctor :   do yu have tested for HIV
User :   yes and it was neg.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did yu have unprotected sexual intercourse
Doctor :   before
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when did do the HIV testing
User :   3 weeks before i found out i was preg.
Doctor :   do yu have any symptoms
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   so will i be okay
Doctor :   if you are positive then
User :   well the baby then
Doctor :   the virus can transmit
Doctor :   via the placenta and infect the baby
Doctor :   so need to take extra precautions
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