Perinatal HIV and prophylaxis: case reports

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Parlakay A. O., KARA A., CENGİZ A. B., ÇELİK M., CEYHAN M.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.47, no.1, pp.56-59, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


After the onset of epidemics in 1981, acquired immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has approximately infected 60 million people and caused death of 25 million people. In 2008, nearly 430 000 (240 000-610 000) children was born as infected with HIV and so the number of HIV infected children under 15 years of age was increased to 2.1 million (1.2-2.9 million). Perinatal transmission is responsible for AIDS in 90% of children and nearly all new AIDS cases in children are caused by perinatal transmission. In this case report, clinical pictures of 3 babies born to HIV positive mothers are mentioned with the recent updates of literature concerning HIV (Turk Arch Ped 2012; 47:56-9)