Pediatr Infect Vaccine.  2019 Apr;26(1):66-70. 10.14776/piv.2019.26.e8.

The Case Report of Newborn Prenatally infected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Republic of Korea

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan, the Republic of Korea. byelhana@hanmail.net

Abstract

Trans-placental neonatal human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is common in Africa; however, it is not yet reported in the Republic of Korea. With the increasing incidence of HIV infection, especially in the reproductive age group, the risk of the vertical transmission of HIV is also increasing. We report the first case of HIV infection acquired in-utero in a newborn in Korea. The baby is growing well with normal development.

Keyword

Prenatal transmission; Infection; HIV

MeSH Terms

Africa
HIV Infections
HIV*
Humans
Humans*
Incidence
Infant, Newborn*
Korea
Republic of Korea*
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