The case report of newborn prenatally infected by human immunodeficiency virus in Republic of Korea

Kyoung Eun Lee, Won Young Lee, Eui Kyung Choi, Jeong Hee Shin, Byung Min Choi, Yun Kyung Kim

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Infection and Vaccine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 1



  • HIV
  • Infection
  • Prenatal transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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