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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Georgia Set to Adopt Names-Based HIV Reporting System; AIDS Advocates Say System Will Jeopardize Confidentiality

Georgia -- the only state that does not have a system of collecting HIV case data with personal identifiers -- on Monday announced plans to establish a names-based HIV reporting system, the AP/Long Island Newsday reports. However, AIDS advocates... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

International Community Must Adopt Integrated HIV Prevention, Treatment Efforts, BMJ "Education and Debate" Article Says

In order to stem the spread of HIV, the international community must adopt a comprehensive strategy that integrates prevention and treatment efforts, a group of AIDS experts writes in an "Education and debate" piece in the Nov. 8 issue of BMJ . ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe HIV/AIDS Policy Framework Adopted by International Body

The International Federation of the Red Cross Society and Red Crescent Society has adopted the Zimbabwean Red Cross Society's policy framework on tackling HIV/AIDS issues, an official said yesterday. Activities being conducted by the local branch in... Read more »
Ask the Experts

International adoption of HIV+ kids

Hi,Thanks for all the information you provide on your site! It's been incredibly helpful. I have a question about the US travel restrictions for people with HIV. I am a single woman (US citizen) who has lived abroad for the past several...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, you can apply for all the necessary waivers. Just work through a reputable adoption agency. On behalf of all HIV-positive kids, please accept my sincere and heartfelt thanks for your willingness to adopt an HIV-positive child! Your... Read more »

Adopting HIV+ 11 mo old

I am adopting an 11 mo old that is HIV+. She is in a foreign country. She was just reliquinshed by her mom. What additional tests should I ask the agency to run? Should she be started on meds now? It will probably be 8 months before she is in the...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
It would first be important to obtain any history that you can on the mother. How was her general health? How and when was she diagnosed with HIV? Did she receive any antiviral medications? Did she breastfeed the baby? It would also be helpful to... Read more »

HIV+ and Adoption

I was diagnosed as being HIV+ almost two years ago, and have been on a cocktail of Combivir and Sustiva. My CD4 is no 696 was 435 and Viral Load is undetectable at <400 was 80,000. My wife and I would love to have another child but don't...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I'm afraid I cannot be of very much help to you since adoption issues are not part or my expertise. Yes, you are right, this is a form of discrimination. However, it is my impression that there is a lot of discrimination that takes place in... Read more »

Adoption - prognosis of HIV+ adopted baby

We have just adopted twins from Africa. They are 1 year old. The girl is HIV+, but the boy is negative. The tests were done in Africa. Are they likely to be incorrect? What length of life span are our babies expected to have? Do you have any...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
You should definitely have the children evaluated at a center that has expertise in diagnosing and caring for HIV positivie children (or your pediatrician could consult with a pediatric HIV expert). I would repeat testing on both. If one or both are... Read more »
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Adopting a child

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am HIV positive and my wife is negative. We would like to adopt a child. Does anyone know of any agencies that would allow a person with HIV to adopt a child? Thanks. Read more »

Wait or not to Wait - medications

Posted by jtpa, 4 Replies
I found out I was + in Feb 2012 and saw my ID doc for the first time last week. I went to the appointment all prepared ( so I thought). I ask about medications and when to start them? He said he wouldn't do anything with just one set of labs he... Read more »

International Service for People Living with HIV

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »

International Service for People Living with HIV

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »