Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus

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B The risk of vertical HCV transmission is lower in women with HCV infection who are co-infected with HIV than for those women with HCV infection only.

This answer is incorrect. On the contrary, available data suggest the risk of perinatal HCV transmission is greater in women who are co-infected with HCV and HIV than in women infected with HCV alone.

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A Compared with vaginal delivery, elective Cesarean section has been documented as an effective method to decrease vertical HCV transmission. Thus, elective cesarean section is recommended for all pregnant women with HCV infection and a detectable HCV RNA level.
C Controlled trials have demonstrated that treatment of HCV infection with ribavirin (Copegasys or Rebetol) and interferon during pregnancy is safe and effective in reducing vertical HCV transmission.
D Hepatitis C antibody testing of her infant during the first 6 to 9 months after birth may not accurately determine the presence or absence of HCV infection.

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