CMV coinfection nearly doubles risk for maternal HIV transmission

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Takeaway

  • Presence of ≥1 sexually transmitted infections (STIs; ie, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum, cytomegalovirus [CMV] coinfections) doubles the odds for mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV.
  • Maternal CMV viruria at delivery is the most impor...