Published in AIDS Weekly, January 29th, 2001
"Cell-mediated immunity and T-lymphocyte maturation are impaired in HIV infected children," explained M. Clerici and colleagues at the University of Milan in Italy. "These abnormalities would be detected in HIV uninfected offspring of HIV women...if HIV or its soluble proteins could cross the placental barrier."
To determine if this is indeed the case, Clerici et al. performed immunophenotypic analyses of 34 healthy, HIV negative newborns, 20 of whom were born to HIV positive...
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