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kenya
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help precious baby!
      #173153 - 02/03/06 07:24 AM

hi guys, we are two weeks after getting diagnosed with HIV. this was after my wife got pregnant and we went for normal consultations to an obs/gyn doctor. now my dr, says my wify (at 18 wks) should begin taking AZT to protect the baby from mother transmission. her cd4 is 550 and we really need your support. where i come from, they say that i takes a village to raise a child! please help, for this precious child. should my wife start to take the AZT, whats your experience out there!


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      #173267 - 02/03/06 06:40 PM

Listen to the doctor. You have a better chance of having a healthy baby by taking the meds. Wait for Debtex to answer on this one also. She will be able to give you better advice than me.

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Brandy
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      #173291 - 02/03/06 09:24 PM

I know this is real scary I mean I really know I found out I was poz when I was pregnant too. and stortly after my levels dropped I was put on meds too. for my levels and because the better your levels when you deliver the better the babies chance is to be negitive.. listen to your doctor my son is negitive.thank goodness

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shadow1
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Re: help precious baby! new
      #173368 - 02/04/06 11:44 AM

Please do be aware that there have been many people on many of the HIV websites scammed. Many of the scams have been the same as this where they then come back with how expensive the drugs are and how they need money for them.
I am not trying to sound like a cynic but riddle me this, they have a computer and internet access? The people in Kenya are not as poor as one would think, I have personally been there and worked with the HIV+ population, they do have good medical if they choose to use it because some major pharmaceutical companies have dumped millions in there to help.
If you have ever sold high end anything on the web you get many wire transfer scams and fraudulent money order scams coming from there, the people are very smart and know how to play people, just like anywhere else.

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      #173603 - 02/06/06 02:16 AM

hey gman, no offence, but you so parternalistic and a racist. i dont need yourhelp in terms of material. just advise and am for real. there is no pretense! your types are really the guys who dont understand africa! who talked about donation. what i need is sharing of experience. for the sake of anonymity, some of us do not disclose e-mail address etc.

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      #173604 - 02/06/06 02:19 AM

thanks, your support is really touching. gman seems to think that am a phoney. please let him know that we are real people living with hiv and he should stop patronising. regards

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      #173605 - 02/06/06 02:21 AM

thanks froggie. debtex has not replied yet. can you prompt her.

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      #175952 - 02/19/06 05:50 PM

i am a lpn , but work in the community and aware of your pain and frustration. first i would get a second opinion before taking any meds. first what will this do to the baby..side effects. i am aware of the needs of the mum..
i would wait to see ..before i make such a choice
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