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HIV-Infected Newborns a Concern

Across the state last year, five babies were born infected with HIV out of 457 who were exposed to the virus during pregnancy, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Public health officials are troubled, because they say maternal transmission is preventable if the infection is caught early in pregnancy.

See the Florida Department of Health statewide map for 2012that shows how many infants were exposed to HIV in the uterus and how many were born infected in each county.

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