What measures can be taken to prevent vertical HIV transmission?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Shelley A Gilroy, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In the absence of definitive clinical trial data, the only definite conclusion is that effective control of maternal infection is paramount, and other nonspecific measures (identification of infected mothers, caesarean section, avoidance of breastfeeding) are probably effective at preventing transmission.

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