Children Born In U.S. With HIV Sees Dramatic Drop
Wochit Headline News - Tuesday, 21 March 2017
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 -- The number of infants born with HIV in the United States has dropped dramatically over the past two decades, a new study shows. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 69 cases of HIV-infected infants in 2013, compared with 216 cases in 2002. Factors tied to mother-to-child transmission of HIV include late HIV diagnosis of mothers and a lack of antiretroviral and preventive treatment, say a team led by the CDC's Dr. Steven Nesheim.