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Risk Factors for Maternal Transmission of HIV-1 to Infants

Purpose:

To estimate the risk HIV-1 transmission from mother to infant during pregnancy based on clinical and laboratory findings.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

B24

Description:

The risk of HIV-1 transmission from mother to infant during pregnancy can be estimated from clinical and laboratory parameters. In the presence of lower viral infectivity (as measured by viral culture) the integrity of maternal immune system plays an important role in determining the likelihood of transmission.

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