Dissident AIDS Database
|Uninfected children of HIV-infected mothers may still suffer nervous problems.|| ||Koch, T.
| ||Neurological deficiencies were observed among 12 HIV-infected and 16 uninfected infants of drug-addicted mothers. However, babies with and without HIV, but from HIV-positive mothers, had lower psychomotor indices than babies from HIV-free mothers. The probable reason is that HIV is again a marker for the cumulative dose of intravenous drugs consumed by the mother. (Thomas Koch, UC San Francisco, personal communication to Peter Duesberg)|
| ||CDC AIDS Weekly July 30, p9, 1990||1990|
|Cognitive and motor development in infants at risk for human immunodeficiency virus.|| ||Aylward, E. H., Butz, A. M., Hutton, N., Joyner, M. L. and Vogelhut, J. W.
| ||The psychomotor indices of infants "exposed to substance abuse in utero" were "significantly" lower than those of controls, "independent of HIV status." Their mothers were all drug users but differed with regard to drug use during pregnancy. The mean indices of 70 children exposed to drugs during pregnancy were 99 and those of 25 controls were 109. Thus maternal drug use during pregnancy impairs children independent of HIV. The same study also reports a "significant difference" based on the HIV status of these children. The mean score of 12 HIV-positives was 88 and that of 75 negatives was 102. As is typical for the AIDS establishment, HIV-positive babies of non-drug using mothers were grouped with those from drug-using mothers. But although the study did not break down the scores of the HIV-positive infants based on "exposure to substance abuse in utero", it documented that 4 of the 12 HIV-infected infants were "above average," i.e. 100-114 and that 4 of the 12 mothers did not inject drugs during pregnancy!|
| ||Am. J. Dis. Child. 146: 218-222, 1992||1992|