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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7027.380 (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:380
  1. Philip Steer,
  2. J Richard Smith,
  3. Simon Barton
  1. Professor Senior lecturer Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London SW10 9NH
  2. Consultant John Hunter Clinic, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London SW10 9NH

    EDITOR,—My review (PS) recommended that pregnant women should be advised to have a test for HIV antibody so that if the results were positive they could opt for interventions to minimise the risk of transmitting the virus to their baby.1 The discussion of HIV infection was but a small component of the paper, and it was not possible to cite all the documentary evidence in support of this proposal.

    We stand by the statement …

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