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Pre-existing disease 

Pre-existing disease
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Pre-existing disease
Author(s):

Raman Sivasankar

and Sarah Harries

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199572144.003.0014
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date: 12 December 2017

Anti-retroviral treatment from the second trimester to the postpartum period should be administered to all HIV infected mothers

Planned caesarean section is the safest mode of delivery if viral load is high

Six weeks zidovudine prophylaxis should be administered to all infants of mother sub-optimally treated during pregnancy

HIV is transmitted in breast milk.

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