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Increased Risk of Pregnancy Among HIV Infected Teens

by Savitha C Muppala on February 4, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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 Increased Risk of Pregnancy Among HIV Infected Teens

A new study has revealed that teens and young women who are HIV positive carry an enhanced risk of getting pregnant as compared to their HIV negative counterparts. They are also at increased risk of suffering pregnancy associated complications.

According to lead researcher Dr. Kelly Gebo, MD and an infectious disease specialist from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, study results showed that teens that are infected later in life have a tendency of indulging in different sexual behaviours than those who got infected at birth.

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"Further analysis into these differences will help us find ways to prevent unwanted pregnancies and avoid complications from planned ones," Dr. Gebo added.



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