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HOW MANY YEARS CAN A CHILD LIVE WITH HIV

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HIV pos child, 8 years

what food do i give an HIV positive child who is 8 years and is currently on TB treatment. she has a cough and the doctors suspect resistant TB, they are currently doing tests. she is so frail and weighs abt 20kg and is not growing at all. what do...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...be administering to the child because of TB/HIV; rather the typical, high calorie, balanced diet that we'd recommend for all children. I'm concerned about the anorexia and wasting that you've described, TB treatment failure has to be on the list... Read more »

helping HIV+ 2 years old child

Here in Italy, some doctors says that antiretroviral therapy is a big failure and it's useless;... Read more »

Could a child born to HIV+ Mother be HIV+ at 8 years without SYMPTOMS?

An HIV+ mother had a newborn who was put on AZT in 1995. Could that child be HIV+ now?If so, would... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Egypt Launches Five-Year National Campaign Against HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C Among Children

... On Thursday, Coca-Cola (North and West Africa) and UNICEF joined Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population to launch a five-year campaign against HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C virus (HCV) among children. Raising awareness about how HIV is transmitted... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two-Year Morbidity-Mortality and Alternatives to Prolonged Breast-Feeding Among Children Born to HIV-Infected Mothers in Cote d'Ivoire

...substitutes or exclusively breast-fed for four months. Nutritional counseling and clinical management were provided for two years, and breastmilk substitutes were provided at no cost. Thirty-four percent of the 262 infants who were breast-fed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia Aims to Have 12,000 Children on AIDS Drugs by Year's End

... Zambia first began distributing antiretrovirals (ARVs) to HIV-positive children in 2007; at present, the drugs are reaching only 7,000 of the 15,000 to 20,000 who need them. On May 12, Health Minister Brian Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Inexpensive AIDS Drug Still Reduces HIV Transmission from Mother to Child After One Year

...nevirapine, when given to both mother and child around the time of birth, greatly reduces mother-to-infant transmission of HIV up to a year after the medicine was given. The updated results of the study were presented today in a session of... Read more »
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I'm + but I want children of my own

Posted by stillhere, 3 Replies
...I have been HIV+ for 7 years now and I aint gonna lie, I was devastated for so many reasons, my main thought was I would die immediatley, but after educating Read more »

how do i tell my child am positive

Posted by wineprude, 2 Replies
i have a 13yr old girl who is worried about me. She always see's me taking my medicine and wonders why i take them for so long. How do i open up to her and tell her the truth before she gets it from a third party? Read more »

SEEKING TO ADOPT A POSITIVE CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...MY HUSBAND AND i HAVE BEEN HAPPILY MARRIED FOR OVER 7 YEARS AND WEVE KNOWN OF OUR HIV STATUS THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME. WE ARE SEEKING TO ADOPT AN HIV POSITIVE CHILD. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF Read more »

Can you work full time with hiv/aids forever?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello, I am an hiv positive 36 year bisexual male with two divorces. I have four children from the marriage that I have very large child support payments. These Read more »