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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 105, No. 5, 2010, pp. 720-721
Bioline Code: oc10122
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 105, No. 5, 2010, pp. 720-721

 en HIV-1 RNA detection in the amniotic fluid of HIV-infected pregnant women
Lobato, Ana Christina; Aguiar, Regina Amélia; Aleixo, Agdemir Waléria; Andrade, Beatriz Amélia; Cavallo, Ines Katherina; Kakehasi, Fabiana Maria; Pinto, Jorge Andrade & Melo, Victor Hugo

Abstract

This study is aimed at evaluating the potential to detect human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in amniotic fluid (AF) collected at delivery from 40 HIV-positive pregnant women. Thirty patients had a plasma viral load (VL) below 1,000 copies/mL at delivery. VL was positive in three AF samples. No significant association was found between the HIV-1 RNA in AF and the maternal plasma samples. There was no HIV vertical transmission detected.

Keywords
HIV infection - infectious disease transmission - vertical - amniotic fluid - viral load

 
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