HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus likelier to pass virus that causes AIDS to infant

HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus likelier to pass virus that causes AIDS to infant
Cytomegalovirus can impair fetal growth, and babies born with the virus can have damage to the brain, liver and lungs. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, in their urine at the time of labor and delivery are more than five times likelier than HIV-positive women without CMV to transmit HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to their infants, according to a UCLA-led study. The research also found that they are nearly 30 times likelier to transmit cytomegalovirus to their infants.  Read more 

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