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Lv 6
Dot asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSTDs · 1 decade ago

If A Mother Has HIV, But The Child Doesn't....?

Is it possible for the child to have a weaker immune system and though may not have the disease directly, receive anything that might be associated with it?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    IF mom is HIV+ and the child is negative that is great. BUT the child can not breast feed, as children do not have the immune system that adults have and we teach that breast feeding is not good for an infant. Other than that there is no fear of the mother infecting her child. There are no "hidden" things that go along with HIV, HIV is HIV, a virus that has compromised the mother immune system.So there is no risk for the child.

  • mak
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yes, the child may not get the disease what mother has. Though it is very rare but happens with some one.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, u cant have symptoms of HIV (i.e week immune system) if u haven't got the virus.

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