What Happens If A Baby Is Born To A Mother With Herpes?

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Approximately 1,000 babies are born with HIV every day. [1 Most of these births take place in developing countries - in the United States, the number of babies born with HIV has decreased by 90 percent since the 1990’s according the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [2] Transmission between mother and child is the most common way a baby contracts the virus and this can happen during pregnancy or after, during breastfeeding.

In the U.S. pregnant mothers are routinely screened...

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