Obstet Gynecol. 1986 Sep;68(3 Suppl):2S-6S. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
The number of cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in
women is increasing. As of December 30, 1985, 1075 cases in women had
been reported to the Centers for Disease Control; 81% of these cases
occurred in women of childbearing age (15 to 45 years). The human
T-lymphotropic virus type III/lymphadenopathy-associated virus
(HTLV-III/LAV) can be transmitted from mothers to their infants.
Described is a woman with transfusion-acquired AIDS who was six weeks'
pregnant at the time Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia was diagnosed.
Despite the fact that HTLV III/LAV was isolated from her peripheral
lymphocytes throughout pregnancy, transmission of the virus to her
infant or husband does not appear to have occurred.
*Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/IMMUNOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGY/ PATHOLOGY
Adult Antibodies, Viral/ANALYSIS Case Report Female Human HTLV-BLV
Viruses/ISOLATION & PURIF Infant, Newborn Male Placenta/PATHOLOGY
Pregnancy *Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/IMMUNOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGY/
PATHOLOGY T-Lymphocytes/CLASSIFICATION Umbilical Cord/PATHOLOGY