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Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission And Prevention

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Officials Launch Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Prevention Program in Haiti

U.S. officials yesterday in Haiti launched an international mother-to-child HIV transmission prevention program, part of President Bush's five-year, $15 billion AIDS initiative (HR 1298 ), the Associated Press reports (Norton, Associated Press ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Glaser Foundation Officials Call for Changes to Legislation That Would Reauthorize PEPFAR, Including Targets for Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Prevention

Africa program directors with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation on Wednesday suggested various provisions for legislation that would reauthorize the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief , including the creation of a five-year... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mother-to-Child (Perinatal) HIV Transmission and Prevention

HIV transmission from mother to child during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or breastfeeding is called perinatal transmission. Research published in 1994 showed that zidovudine (ZDV) given to pregnant women infected with HIV and their newborns... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Safer Drugs for Prevention of mother to child transmission

My Girlfriend and I are Hiv positive with her CD4 at 480 and 720 for me. We do not at the moment take any ARVS but she is 17 weeks pregnant. She was told at the PMCTC clinic that she will start treatment at 28 weeks with COMBIVIR AND NEVIRAPINE. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Combivir + Nevirapine has had lots of use in pregnancy but there are safety concerns if the CD4 count > 250 for women. In our clinic we often have used Kaletra (or other boosted protease inhibitor) + Truvada which can be a challenge to tolerate... Read more »

mother to child transmission

Hi. what are chances of passing hiv to your baby at birth or when breasfeeding if you have a low viral load (not taking any medication or prevention of mother to child transmition. And what symptoms can u look for on an infected child and what can...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiWow this is intense question.1st. The chances of perinatal (mother to child) transmission without medication throughout pregnancy is 1 in 4, or about 25% chance of infection. With medication that number is dramatically reduced to less than 1%.... Read more »

Mother to child transmission

Recent CD4 count of the woman is 820, viral load is 1897. She is 35 years old and not on ART. What should be the best option for planning a pregnancy. Husband is on ART for the past 8 months. What will be the suitable drug combination for preventing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Starting HIV meds prior to conception (using non-efavirenz regimen) would minimize changes to acquire additional HIV strains from husband (Rx chosen with husband's treatment history in mind) so that approach has that advantage and would also... Read more »

mother to child transmission

Dear Dr. Frascino, I am a health educator in local high schools. Recently, I have recieved several questions about how babies born to HIV positive mother's are born positive, but then "become" negative. The curruculum I use has a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Konika,The confusing point here stems from the fact that HIV-positive moms can pass anti-HIV antibodies to their unborn children. These anti-HIV antibodies are proteins, not HIV itself, that can pass through the placenta from mom to fetus.... Read more »
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hiv+ Moms w/child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What medication has the dr put you on? How do you feel? Do you take your medication regularly? How much risk is there in having a baby?
I like to thank you all for your replys in advance!!

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I am worried for my only child and his mother

Posted by dontknowwhy, 1 Reply

Sorry for the long post. But please read it as I need help.

I am worried. I am scared to death because I feel that I have got it. I hope not. Not that I am afraid of my destiny if I am positive but I am so much worried about my son. I have been... Read more »

HIV & Child Custody

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Does anyone know the laws regarding hiv and child custody? My ex is saying she is too afraid to let me have my kids unsupervised. That I might have a blood accident or something and not tell her or not protect them. She said that because I am... Read more »

Need Help with Childs questions

Posted by kat01, 2 Replies
I have to talk to my niece about her recent diagnoses. She is 12 yrs old.He mother cannot talk to her about it because she is dealing with her own recent diagnoses and is several states away recouperating from an additonal illness..I need help in... Read more »