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Babies In Africa With Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly...
Ask the Experts

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
...a referral to an HIV-knowledgeable obstetrician in your area. Medical centers that have considerable experience treating HIV/AIDS are usually well equipped to help with situations like yours. You can read additional information in the archives... Read more »

HIV and Breastfeeding - New WHO guidelines

In light of the latest PMTCT and breastfeeding guidelines released by WHO, I would like to know if it's recommendations pertain to people in first world countries as well or only for people in third world countries with little or no access to clean...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The current US CDC and Academy of Pediatrics guidelines recommend NOT breast feeding, even if on HIV treatment. I don't know whether that will change, given the new WHO guidelines from this summer. Read more »

relationship between ages, race and HIV mothers breastfeeding

Is there a pattern in the ages of the HIV positive mothers who breastfeed their babies? Is there a particular race that tends to do this more than another?
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...In the Unites States HIV positive mothers (regardless of age and race) are strongly advised not to breastfeed their babies. In the poorer developing countries, Read more »

Adoption - prognosis of HIV+ adopted baby

We have just adopted twins from Africa. They are 1 year old. The girl is HIV+, but the boy is negative. The tests were done in Africa. Are they likely to be incorrect? What length of life span are our babies expected to have? Do you have any...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...You should definitely have the children evaluated at a center that has expertise in diagnosing and caring for HIV positivie children (or your pediatrician could consult with a pediatric HIV expert). I would repeat testing on both. If one or Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Test Every Baby for HIV, Pleads Top Specialist

... Experts blame HIV/AIDS for the fact that South Africa is one of the few nations with a rising rate of infant mortality. Now, a leading AIDS specialist Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: All Babies Should Have HIV Tests, Says Expert

... Compulsory HIV testing for six-week-old infants would help the South African government assess whether giving nevirapine to stop mother-to-child Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of the WHO/UNICEF Guidelines on Infant Feeding for HIV-Positive Women: Results From a Prospective Cohort Study in South Africa

... "The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend that HIV-positive women should avoid all breastfeeding only if replacement feeding is acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable, and Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche, Clinton Foundation Partner to Deliver HIV Tests to Infants in Africa

... Pharmaceutical company Roche and the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative have partnered in an effort to increase access to HIV testing among infants in 24 sub-Saharan African countries, Read more »
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Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...Key facts about HIV/AIDS Reuters NewMedia - August 10, 2006 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The world's Read more »

poz and pregnant

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...weeks ago are compravair and keleera . does any one know if these things are studied ? how is breast feeding transferable to baby ? i am having a c secton due to spnal injury earlier in life so that is suppse to reduse the risk of passing this... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...Ngubane. Twenty-year-old Thembi Ngubane. Editor's note: Five million South Africans suffer from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This makes South Africa the hardest-hit country in the world. Fully three-quarters of new cases are girls and young... Read more »

my doctor told me a story

Posted by BabyPeanut, 1 Reply
...medication that I don't use since I do SIT to give to Africa. For more information about SIT please see: Read more »