Unsuspected HIV infection in first year of life

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7000.328a (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:328
  1. David Nunns
  1. Clinical lecturer in AIDS medicine Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Bolton General Hospital, Bolton BL4 0JR

    Obstetric and perinatal staff should provide sound, unbiased information on HIV tests

    EDITOR,--J A Evans and colleagues report five cases of unsuspected HIV infection presenting in the first year of life.1 As the number of HIV positive young women continues to rise this will be the first of many papers reporting the effects of the HIV epidemic on the perinatal period.2 The authors highlight the current deficiencies in screening for HIV antibodies among pregnant women, but these exist in screening of all adults who may be at risk of infection. …

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