When do children with vertically transmitted HIV infection become symptomatic?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Some studies suggest that children vertically infected with HIV become symptomatic from the neonatal period up to age 8 years and that 57% of this group have associated disease within the first year.

Children infected as a result of sexual abuse or drug use may not present with known HIV infection.


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