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    ANTIBODY DIAGNOSIS IN CHILDREN
    Additional problem
    Persistence of maternal antibodies in infant

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Regardless of how HIV antibody tests are interpreted in mothers, there is an additional problem in children.

The problem is that even if antibody tests were 100% certain for HIV infection in adults you cannot use them in newborns because the motherís antibodies are transferred to the baby just before birth.