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Antiretroviral Drugs For Maternal-fetal Hiv Transmission

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...virus in your blood (your viral load) during pregnancy is one of the most important ways to reduce vertical transmission. Your doctor will talk with you about taking drugs that slow down HIV. These anti-HIV drugs are called antiretrovirals, and you take a combination of them. When choosing your drugs, you should consider a combination that is tailored to your health and needs and that will reduce the risk of vertical transmission. In...
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I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the "worrywarts". My question is technical, but can an HIV+ man have a child through in-vitro without risk to the baby or the mother? Or is the HIV virus present within the sperm cell? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but it is important to me.... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization. Utilizing newer techniques of sperm washing combined with potent combination antiretroviral therapy, both methods, artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, are now reasonably safe. I... Read more »

HIV+ DAD and HIV- MOM desire CHILD

Is it possible for a HIV+ Dad that is undetectable and a HIV- Mom to have a HIV- baby? Please advise.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the "worrywarts". My question is technical, but can an HIV+ man have a child through in-vitro without risk to the baby or the mother? Or is the HIV virus present within the sperm cell? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but it is important to me.... Read more »

HIV+ man having children

Dr. Bob, thank you for all of your calming words, and the time you devote to helping those with HIV and the "worrywarts". My question is technical, but can an HIV+ man have a child through in-vitro without risk to the baby or the mother? Or is the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your husband's plasma viral load is suppressed to undetectable levels. The specialists will also help you select the safest antiretrovirals for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). Some antiretrovirals should not be used during pregnancy. Good luck.... Read more »
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San Francisco General Hospital

U.S. Public Health Service Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs During Pregnancy

...the era of HIV RNA assays to measure viral load and triple-drug combination regimens to suppress viral replication, all use of antiretroviral agents in pregnant women must take into account two separate but interconnected issues: optimal therapy... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Preventing Vertical Transmission: A Wise Investment

...In terms of its ability to lower viral burden, zidovudine is among the least effective of antiretroviral agents. In terms of its ability to prevent maternal-to-infant transmission of HIV, however, ZDV is astoundingly successful. This success Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Infection in Infants and Children

...infants through adolescents. As in adults, treating HIV-infected children today is a complex task of using potent combinations of antiretroviral agents to maximally suppress viral replication. NIAID investigators are defining the best treatments... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Other Antiretroviral Drugs in Development

..."maturation inhibitor" was bevirimat by Myriad Pharmaceuticals. A backup compound was also in development. Early results showed good antiretroviral activity and tolerability. However, in 2010, Myriad announced that it was stopping development of... Read more »
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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 »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »