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Is it possible for a baby not to have the HIV virus even if the mother is HIV positive?

Yes, it’s possible for an HIV-positive woman to give birth to a baby who does not have HIV. If you’re HIV-positive and are pregnant, you should consult a health care provider who knows about HIV disease. Without treatment, about 25 percent of babies born to women with HIV are also infected. However, the use of anti-viral drugs, cesarean delivery, and refraining from breastfeeding can reduce the risk of transmission to less than two percent.

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