Transmission from mother to child

HIV can be transmitted from an infected mother to her child through the placenta during pregnancy, or (more often) during labour and delivery. Also, breastfeeding can transmit the virus from mother to child because the breastmilk of an infected mother contains HIV, which can penetrate the mucosa lining the baby's gastrointestinal tract.

A poster raising awareness about work-related issues connected with HIV.

Figure 20.7 A poster raising awareness about work-related issues connected with HIV. (Source: http://indiandevelopmentfoundation.blogspot.com/2008/12/facts-about-hivaids.html)
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