Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 25th, 2004
Despite such low rates, perinatal HIV transmission is occurring among some women, including women who receive little or no prenatal care. A CDC analysis of infants born to HIV-positive women in an Atlanta hospital found that of 131 infants born from 1999-2000, 9 were HIV-positive. Six of the mothers who gave birth to positive children had received no prenatal care.
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