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HIV/AIDS

17 February 2011

High pregnancy rate in HIV+ teens

HIV-positive teens and young women are more likely to get pregnant and to have pregnancy complications than are those who do not have HIV, a new study finds.

HIV-positive teens and young women are more likely to get pregnant and to have pregnancy complications than are those who do not have HIV, a new study finds.

Pregnancies occurred in 28 of the 130 females who were infected with HIV at birth and in 38 of the 51 who became HIV-positive through high-risk behaviour such as unsafe sex or injection drug use. The pregnancy rate of those infected through high-risk behaviour was seven times higher than that of those who were infected with HIV at birth, the study found.

Risky behaviour and HIV

 

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