Antiretroviral Drugs For Maternal-fetal Hiv Transmission
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South Africa: Activists, Physicians Sue Government to Prevent Maternal Transmission, Ask International SupportOn November 26 South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), supported by about 200 doctors, sued the South African government, asking for wider use of nevirapine to prevent mother-to-infant transmission of HIV. About 70,000 infants every year are... Read more »
Maternal HAART Use During Breastfeeding Can Significantly Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission Among Women With Low CD4+ Cell Counts, Study FindsThere's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this study summary, Taha Taha, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health discusses the results of a... Read more »
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Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your question.An infected mother can transmit the virus to her baby one of three ways. First is during pregnancy itself, since the virus can pass through theplacenta, and go directly into the fetus. Second, transmission could... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,There is no question that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, and this is a very big however, it does not... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,When effective combination antiretroviral therapy is used consistently and drives the plasma HIV viral load to undetectable levels for at least six months, it is indeed true that the risk of HIV transmission is significantly decreased; however,... Read more »
Washington University, St. Louis School of MedicineHPV or human papilloma virus is a virus that is sexually transmitted and is associated with genital warts and cervical cancer. I am glad to hear that you have had such good follow up by your gynecologist.You need to ask your gynecologist about your... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI've heard that the only people who need to test beyond the standard 3 month window are IV drug users.
So here's a good question: What if someone had a risky sexual encounter with an IV drug user (HIV+ because of drug use)? Would that mean they... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesHello,
Hope someone can enlighten me on this encounter I had.
I've come across a stranger in the men's public toilet on 21 Apr 99, he was 'sort of' stroking his private parts when I went in.
I occupied the adjacent urinal and was just about to ease... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesBeing a senior in high school, many times "peer pressure" can get to you. But I have been blessed with good parents and have been a big factor in my growing up. I have never done drugs, never gotten drunk, and have done great in school. I have... Read more »
Posted by bradford, 1 Reply"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral) drive
Originally, it seemingly appeared that anyone infected with HIV would progress to disease and die. This has long since been realized to no longer be true. We have individuals all over the... Read more »
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