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Breast Feeding With HIV Effects On Baby

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Pregnancy and HIV

How Do Babies Get AIDS? How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? Breastfeeding How Do We Know if a Newborn Is Infected? What About the Mother's Health? The Bottom Line How Do Babies Get AIDS? HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of babies of HIV infected mothers get HIV. If the...
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breast feeding and concerned about baby

I am 25y female hiv-, married for two years and my husband is tested hiv+ three months ago. We have 3 months old daughter and I am breast feeding. We had unprotected sex for almost two years(before knowing his status).My husband beleives he got...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If you tested negative 16 weeks after the exposure, it is highly unlikely you are infected, but if you want the risk of transmission to your baby to be zero, then stop breastfeeding. BJ... Read more »

breast feeding if baby +ve

Dear Doctors,If is baby tested PCR HIV +ve at birth and again at 4 weeks old, would it not be beneficial for Mother to try to lactate again to breast feed? Is it possible that Mother's HIV has mutated from the time she transmitted her HIV to...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The questions that you raise are good ones but we have very few data to help answer them. While superinfection of the baby is theoretically possible, it is not known how commonly this would occur and how clinically important this would be. However,... Read more »

positive moms mixed feeding babies

I would like to know the latest news of mixed feeding, that is breastfeeding and formulas for HIV mothers? Is it safe to mixfeed your baby? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines advise HIV-positive mothers can safely breastfeed their babies for up to 12 months, provided both mother and baby receive antiretroviral therapy for up to one year. Immunologically speaking, six... Read more »

HIV and breast feeding

Can I breast feed my baby while im hiv positive, and not infect my baby with the virus?...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I'll repost <a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q221307.html" target=_new>a response on this issue from another forum.</a>. In short, HIV transmission can occur at any time, even in... Read more »
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any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk?

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Having a baby when you are HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
Having a Baby when you're HIV Positive

I'm a 23 year old HIV positive woman considering having a child
with my HIV negative husband. Anyone have any experience with
this. I know about the sperm washing techniques in Milan. I'm
just worried that... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
quote: Adam Legge, Monday, April 16, 2007
Antiretroviral drugs used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child can cause genetic damage in infants that may increase their risk of developing cancer in the future, according to new research.

The... Read more »

Scared i will never have babies.

Posted by Benders, 3 Replies
I'm really scared i won't have babies. I mean i know i can't concieve the natural way and i can get over that but what about the expense that goes along with the other way, i know i'm never gonna be rich and babies cost alot to say the least, i... Read more »