Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: John | 2011/06/14

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Question

Dear Doc
If a baby is born to an HIV mother and tests positive immediately (Elisa test), then tests negative at 6 weeks and negative again at 12 weeks, can the baby be considered to be HIV negative? or is there is still a chance she could have it. Many thanks!

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

The follow-up tests are fortunately negative, so the baby can be considred to be HIV negative now.

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