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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...transmitted through the air? How is HIV passed from one person to another? HIV can be detected in several fluids and tissue of a person living with HIV. It is important to understand however, that finding a small amount of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit...
Ask the Experts

HIV transmittal

Can you transfer the HIV virus by drooling? Example - one toddler to another toddler?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sharing intravenous needles, yes; blood transfusions with tainted blood, yes; mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding, yes; but toddler drooling, no! Definitely not!Dr. Bob Read more »

having kids

is it possible to have kids with aids
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...You bet. It is very easy to protect the baby at childbirth from HIV nowadays. Many people with HIV are having babies who are HIV negative. Talk to your doctor about it.Nelson Read more »

born with HIV

a child is born and is given AZT drug, does that mean the child has HIV?
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...No that does not necessarily mean the child has HIV. Antiviral medications are given to HIV+ women before and during childbirth to help prevent transmission of HIV to the baby; and given to the baby at birth to also help prevent infection. Read more »

Hiv Genetic?

I am HIV positive and have a question pertaining to the genetic possibility of passing this disease on to offspring. Would this be highly likley? I have been negative due to medicine for over 10 years. Would this still be possible?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, HIV is not transmitted genetically. It can be passed from an infected mother to her child during childbirth. However, this is not Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Who Receive Tenofovir, Emtricitabine During Childbirth Have Decreased Risk of Developing Drug Resistance, Study Says

...reduces the risk of HIV transmission by 40%. However, the drug increases infants' risk of contracting a drug-resistant strain of HIV if the virus is transmitted during birth. In addition, nevirapine increases the woman's risk of developing a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Single Dose of Childbirth HIV Drug 'Can Be Fatal'

...treated with a regimen containing nevirapine, researchers said recently. About 100,000 women annually receive nevirapine during childbirth in South Africa. The study, funded by the US National Institutes of Health, included 745 women in seven... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Policies Contribute to Spread of HIV, Childbirth-, Abortion-Related Deaths Among Women, Conference Attendees Say

...administration that have led to more unwanted pregnancies around the world, more deaths from pregnancy-related causes and more HIV infections and more unsafe abortions," IPPF Director-General Steven Sinding said, adding that Bush's current... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mozambique Reports Increased HIV Rate

...Aida Libombo, Mozambique's deputy health minister, reported Wednesday that the HIV infection rate among the nation's adults had risen to nearly 15 percent from 12 percent last year. The ministry reports it is encouraging Read more »
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Childbirth Ed for HIV positive women

Posted by Anonymous
The Sister's Upper Room is an Alternative Women's Health practice in Harlem that offers both traditional and holistic services to women. In addition we offer Women's healthcare workshops and specialized Women's health classes, specific to women's... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Ouch!

Posted by ItsFaith, 4 Replies
...Well, they did have an opening and I just returned....the freaking froze the damn thing off with nitrogen. It hurt worse than childbirth. I can hardly type....:-( I have reassured myself repeatedly that this is not a sign of HIV (as I know my... Read more »

Director of Treatment & Prevention Advocacy

Posted by Robert1
...Team Plans and carries out agency activities to support the development of safe and effective therapeutics to treat and cure HIV infection Plans and carries out agency activities to support the development of safe and effective therapeutics to... Read more »