Published in AIDS Weekly, May 2nd, 2005
According to a recent report from England, "Transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV-1) from mother to child has been associated with maternal plasma viral load and CD4 lymphocyte count, prematurity, the mode of infant delivery, length of rupture of membranes and breast feeding."
"Without intervention," said the authors, "the transmission of HIV-1 occurs in a quarter to a third of infants born to infected mothers. During the last decade, mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 has been reduced to less than 1%, through formula feeding, prelabor caesarean section...
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