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Aids Symptoms In Kids

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aids and kids

hi there my cousin gave birth to a healthy daughter 16 years ago. She never told us until 3 years ago that she and her husband were infected with HIV virus. Now her daughter is having sinus infections, frequent fever last night she was vomiting,...
Pablo Tebas, M.D.

Response from Pablo Tebas, M.D.

Washington University St. Louis, MO - Facultad de Medicina
It is very unlikely that your cousin has been infected for 16 years without symptoms. If your mother is worried about HIV there are plenty of sites that would do the test for free. Some counseling before and after, nothing very intimidating. Just do... Read more »

transmission to kids question

I tested positive about 2 1/2 years ago, and was told I probably had HIV for about 10 years. My... Read more »

re. kids testing

Dr. BobRegarding your answer if kids should be tested if the father had Aids but the mother was... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Latex Condoms for Oral Sex With Men? You Gotta Be Kidding!

Let's start off with the good news . . . nobody has ever been infected with HIV by receiving oral sex (exposure to saliva). Not a single reported case worldwide! However, it's time to face the truth when it comes to HIV and giving oral sex (exposure... Read more »
The Well Project

Stress Management and HIV

Table of Contents Stress and HIV Signs of Stress Common Causes of Stress How to Decrease Stress Depression Other Tips for Reducing Stress Stress and HIV Everyone deals with a certain amount of stress every day. But if you are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Scheme Helps Kids to Tackle AIDS

On Aug. 27, the Church of Ireland will kick off an initiative, "Let's Go Tackle AIDS," aimed at helping children better understand the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In addition, the project will seek to raise funds to assist people in Africa affected by HIV.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV/AIDS Kids Enjoying Their Own Magical Summer

For the sixth summer in a row, HIV-positive children and young adults from all over the West Coast have come to Camp Kindle, a free camp in the Santa Clarita Valley, for the fun and games their HIV-negative peers take for granted. "I like coming... Read more »
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Boston Kid is at is again on the webmd boards.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I cannot believe this. He posted again on the HIV/AIDS forum under yet another alias aka Raymond in Boston LOL and his name is actually Bob. Again, same old scenario he rants and raves on th same old stuff!!! Bob you do not get it do you? You know... Read more »

scared to death for kids

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Myself and my 10 and 8 year old were just diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. What realistically are our chances and why did it take so long. Read more »

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by kyiala, 2 Replies
Ok so I came here today with a serious question about HIV after reading all the post on here I have never come accross so many people who sound like they are disappointed when there test comes back negative!!!! I mean get real if it is negative... Read more »

Is this a risk to kids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

My Best Friend was diagnosed with HIV last year and has had a really hard time dealing with it. He also has a girlfriend for over two years. He never told her about his diagnosis. I have tried to have a heart to heart talk with him, and he... Read more »