Pregnancy — HIV Test in Pregnancy

Perinatal or mother-to-child transmission now accounts for the majority of HIV infections among children. Early diagnosis of the disease enables doctors to treat both the mother and child. Read on to find out more about HIV screening in pregnancy.

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Since the beginning of the AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) epidemic, over two million children worldwide have acquired the disease perinatally, through their mothers who are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

In fact, perinatal or mother-to-child transmission now accounts for the majority of HIV infections among children. Statistics show that every one in three to four children faces the risk of being infected by their mothers while they are in the womb, during delivery and through breastfeeding.

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