HIV exposure before birth raises child's language delay risk

01/12/2012 | HealthDay News

Thirty-five percent of 468 children ages 7 to 16 born to HIV-positive mothers had trouble understanding spoken words and communicating verbally, according to a study in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Researchers noted that children exposed to HIV before birth had average scores in the lowest 21% on language ability tests.

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