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My Child
Nov 14, 2008

my wife is 5months pregnant and we have just discovered that we are both HIV positive. Is there a posibility that our child will be HIV negative. If yes, will breast feeding affect him anyhow?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Yes, it is possible. However, your wife needs to consult with an HIV specialist and HIV-knowledgeable obstetrician without delay. She will need antiretroviral therapy. Breast feeding is not recommended if you are in a developed country with access to baby formula and good pediatric health care. Check out the information in the archives. You should find it enlightening and encouraging.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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