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Antiretroviral Drugs For Maternal-fetal Hiv Transmission

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Maternal Health and Elimination of Pediatric HIV/AIDS

Transcript (.pdf) --> For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance. According to the latest data, significant progress has been made in delivering prevention... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

South Africa: Activists, Physicians Sue Government to Prevent Maternal Transmission, Ask International Support

On 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 »
TheBodyPRO.com

Maternal HAART Use During Breastfeeding Can Significantly Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission Among Women With Low CD4+ Cell Counts, Study Finds

There'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 »
Ask the Experts

What is the mode of maternal transmission to her fetus?

What is the mode of maternal transmission of HIV to her infant? Does HIV cross the placental barrier or does transmission occur during the trauma of the birth process? If it occurs from birth trauma, would C-section be of benefit in reducing...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. 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 »

DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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 »

Prevalence of antiretroviral therapy in the U.S.A. / transmission risk

Dr. Frascino,First let me say that I admire the work you do in educating the public on this issue.I have a twofold question for you concerning the real probability of becoming infected with HIV via a single heterosexual encounter. This question is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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 »

hiv+hpv and maternity

dear judithi am a 38 year old women hiv+por the last 20 years i am taking abacavir+lamivudina+nelfinavir for the last 4 years my cd4 count is 300 and my viral load is less than 50 copies .10 years ago i was diagnose with hpv in the cervix i had a...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
HPV 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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Sexual transmission from IV drug user

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'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 »

Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,

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 »

HIV Transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Being 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 »

"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral

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 »