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Posted by: Zack | 2011/06/13

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Dear Doc
If a baby is born to an HIV positive mother - the baby tests positive 2 weeks later, but negative about 1 month later, is she definitely negative or should another test be done to make sure? Will the baby have to keep testing as she grows up? Thank you!

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Zack

It is advisable to have a follow-up ELISA test done at six months. 97% of infants infected with the HIV virus, will test positive by then. If she is HIV negative, no further test will have to be done. If she is positive, regular CD4 counts will have to be done.

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