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Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission And Prevention

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Ask the Experts

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child born .My sister was never tested before. we are very much worried and want to know the chance of being infection to the child and the expected...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...and your family must be under getting this information at the time your sister is giving birth. HIV can be transmitted from mother to child, but fortunately, most babies are not infected. About 1 out of every 3 to 4 newborns may be infected. ... Read more »

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child... Read more »

placenta bleeding and mother-to child HIV transmission

I am 16 weeks pregnancy and I am bleeding, I understand its coming from the placenta which wants to... Read more »
Articles
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 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

...would reauthorize the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief , including the creation of a five-year target for preventing mother-to-child transmissions of HIV, CQ HealthBeat reports (Bartolf, CQ HealthBeat , 11/14). PEPFAR directs an... Read more »
Project Inform

Global Strategies for Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Prevention

...Despite the growing list of HIV prevention methods (condoms, needle exchange, treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, use of maternal anti-HIV therapy, elective C-section, etc.), the number of HIV-infected women and children continues to rise... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...(3) concurrent diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS. References Connor EM, Sperling RS, Gelber R, et al. Reduction of maternal-infant transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type with zidovudine treatment. New England Journal of... Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has daily care for 2 kids. i presume this is ok, but how often should the kids be tested? and what precautions can we easily make to avoid... 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 Read more »

hiv+ Moms w/child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, 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!! Read more »

Impact of maternal loss due to AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm finishing my doctorate in psychology and am investigating the impact of a mother's death due to AIDS on children. I am so excited about this research, and think it will really give those of us in the mental Read more »