Congenital HIV Infection is when a child is infected with HIV at a young age. HIV is most commonly transmitted from mother to child during birth or postnatal breast feeding. HIV, or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus that compromises the immune system and causes other infections to invade the body. Only about 2% of Congenital HIV cases are caused during pregnancy inside the placenta. Other causes of Congenital HIV include intravenous drug use and sexual activity as an adolescent. Symptoms of Congenital HIV include failure to grow, recurring rashes, and bacterial infections. About 90% of Congenital HIV cases are in sub-Saharan Africa and only about 25% of infected children will survive past their 9th birthday. Congenital HIV can be managed with several drugs, but there is no cure for HIV.
Congenital Hiv Infection Bioinformatics Tool
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