Taiwan sees 1st HIV-infected baby in three years: CDC

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/09
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, May 9 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed a case on

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Tuesday of an infant born with HIV/AIDS, the first such case in three years.

The CDC suspects that the virus was transmitted vertically through pregnancy to the child, the CDC said, adding that the mother, a 40-year-old Taiwanese living overseas, had not had a prenatal examination until she returned to Taiwan at eight months pregnant.

The doctor gave the woman a cesarean section soon after finding out that she is HIV-positive and prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis for the infant.

At 2 months old, however, the baby was still confirmed to be infected with the disease, the CDC said.    [FULL  STORY]

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