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Pre-existing disease 

Pre-existing disease
Pre-existing disease

Raman Sivasankar

and Sarah Harries

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date: 22 October 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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