The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Women and HIVWomen and HIV
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Could My Baby be HIV Positive
Dec 1, 2000

My wife gave birth to a baby boy who is now 18 months old. She was HIV Positive and took AZT before and intravenously during child birth. The initial tests during the 1st 8 months showed no trace of HIV. He is lively and communicative but has developed a number of small warts on his neck. What does this indicate ?

Response from Dr. Sullivan

It is quite common for normal infants to get a form of warts called molluscum contagiosum; the negative HIV tests over the first 8 months of life indicate that your child is not infected with HIV. JLS.

John L. Sullivan, M.D.

do condoms really work
Re: Birth Control Pills 8/23/00

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint