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ObGyn Amniocentesis in HIV positive pregnant women

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Can someone please explain why we cannot perform amniocentesis

in HIV+ pregnant women?

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Usually perinatal transmission of virus from mother to baby occurs duing delivery where maternal blood is in contact with baby.If amniocentesis is done this contact will occur earlier so chance of transmission is more...

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Usually perinatal transmission of virus from mother to baby occurs duing delivery where maternal blood is in contact with baby.If amniocentesis is done this contact will occur earlier so chance of transmission is more...

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I agree, the whole point of prevention is to minimize the contact of mother fluids with the fetus, we do this by limiting this with C-section, avoiding invasive procedures, avoiding lactation, and zidovudine or triple therapy. And 6 weeks post partum Zidovudine to the baby.
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