Pregnancy & Childbirth, ‘Can I Transmit HIV to My Baby?’

Pregnancy & Childbirth Page Highlights: Can I Transmit HIV to My Baby? What Are the HIV Risks of Pregnancy and Childbirth? Should I Get Tested for HIV If I am Pregnant? Should My Baby Be Tested for HIV? Can I Transmit HIV to My Baby? Yes. HIV-positive mothers can transmit HIV to their babies. This is called “mother-to-child transmission.” (It is also called “perinatal" or "vertical transmission.”) An HIV-positive mother can transmit HIV to her baby in three … [Read more...]

PEPFAR – Encouraging News on the Scientific Front, U.S. Global AIDS

- PEPFAR - Encouraging News on the Scientific Front, U.S. Global AIDS In last week’s post, I previewed the International AIDS Conference in Rome. This week I’d like to offer some brief reflections on the activity there, and what it means for our PEPFAR programs.For those of us who have been working in this field for some time — which in my case is about 30 years — the mood in Rome was positive, with a palpable sense of encouragement. This was largely fueled by two things: new evidence … [Read more...]

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