Published in Vaccine Weekly, March 22nd, 2000
Although maternal HIV-1 transmission occurs during gestation, intrapartum and postpartum (by breastfeeding), 50%-70% of all infected children seem to acquire HIV-1 shortly before or during delivery.
"Epidemiological evidence indicates that mucosal exposure is an important aspect of intrapartum HIV transmission," researcher T.W. Baba and colleagues from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute wrote ("Human neutralizing monoclonal antibodies of the IgG1 subtype protect against mucosal simian-human immunodeficiency virus infection," Nature Medicine,...
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