Published in Drug Week, October 1st, 2004
"In Germany during the past years about 200-250 HIV infected pregnant women delivered a baby per year, a number that is currently increasing. To determine the HIV status early in pregnancy, voluntary HIV testing of all pregnant women is recommended in Germany and Austria as part of prenatal care," said B. Buchholz and colleagues, University of Mannheim.
They noted that vertical (mother-to-child) transmission rate since 1995 has decreased to 1-2% in cases where the pregnant mother was known to be HIV positive. "This low...
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