By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, May 9 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed a case on
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]