Neonatal HIV

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Neonatal HIV
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HIV infecting a human cell
SpecialtyInfectious diseases

Neonatal HIV is when HIV is passed from a mother with HIV to their child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.[1]

Taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) in pregnancy and childbirth can prevent transmission of HIV to the baby.[2]

Worldwide over 14 million babies were exposed to HIV in 2018.[3] Around 90% were in sub-Saharan Africa, of which half came from South Africa, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania and Nigeria.[3]


CDC’s HIV Treatment Works- Sharmain's Story

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Abbas, Malak; Bakhtyar, Arsala; Bazzi, Rima (2022). "Neonatal HIV". StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing. PMID 33351437. Archived from the original on 2022-10-20. Retrieved 2023-10-07.
  2. "HIV Medicines During Pregnancy and Childbirth | NIH". Archived from the original on 2 June 2023. Retrieved 7 October 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Slogrove, Amy L; Powis, Kathleen M; Johnson, Leigh F; Stover, John; Mahy, Mary (January 2020). "Estimates of the global population of children who are HIV-exposed and uninfected, 2000–18: a modelling study". The Lancet Global Health. 8 (1): e67–e75. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30448-6. Archived from the original on 2023-10-20. Retrieved 2023-10-08.

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