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Rapid Progression of HIV Infection in Infancy

Poorna Ganga Devi, N and Shenbagavalli, R and Ramesh, K and Nataraja Rathinam, S and Swaminathan, Soumya (2009) Rapid Progression of HIV Infection in Infancy. Indian Pediatrics, 46 (1). pp. 53-56. ISSN : 0019-6061; EISSN: 0974-7559

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Abstract

Transmission of HIV from mother to child can occur in utero, during labor or after delivery via breast feeding. Data on the fate of babies born with HIV in India are scarce. We present details of 25 infants with perinatally acquired HIV infection (virologically confirmed) to highlight the observed high rate of morbidity and mortality within the first 18 months of life. Our findings of rapid disease progression among perinatally infected HIV positive children underline the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV, India, Infant, Progression, Transmission
Subjects: HIV
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 07:53
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 07:53
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/927

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