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Baby-boomers living with HIV

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
Baby-boomers living with HIV

We lived through the fifties and sixties, with reminders from our parents to appreciate the things that they never had in the depression or during the war years. We survived the threat of nuclear war, free love, some... Read more »

HIv positive and having a baby

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I just found out I am pregnant. But I'm positive and really worried. Will I get sicker? will my baby die? Does anyone know about this? laura K.

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We are both hiv positive. We want to have a baby.

Posted by Anonymous
My husband and I have been HIV positive for approximately one (1) year. We live in a caribbean country where people are grossly ridiculed for having the virus. We are afraid to go to any local doctors to obtain information re: the possibilty of us... Read more »

Looking 4 help on having a baby with hiv+ hubby

Posted by Charlie, 5 Replies
Can anyone give me some addvice on having children with my hubby who is positive.
We are living in the UK and have looked into sperm washing but we would have to pay 5,000 for each treatment which we cant aford to do so the only other option for us... Read more »

Re: HIV and having a baby

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have also put a post on the Women's section but wanted to try here too.
My husband and I are both positive and are thinking about having children. Just wanted to hear from any couples out there who had gone thru this and what you would suggest,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

chances of baby living

If I am infected with Aid/hiv should I let baby live. Do the baby have a chance at life or not....
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Yes, there is a good chance your baby is not infected; you should discuss this with your doctor; JLS.... Read more »

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
Hello,Yes, the safest and most effective way involves sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Dr. BobArtificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization Feb 25, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial... Read more »

HIV Antibodies on Babies Born From Mothers With HIV

Hi, doc.I read your response on the question entitled "Baby Cured of HIV?" from someone living in Africa.So... you mentioned that if a mother is HIV+, when she gives birth, the HIV antibodies are passed on to the baby. I'm not in the...
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
Great question. These antibodies do not persist after the first year of life. Therefore, there is no long term immunity or protection against HIV that is established in the child. These antibodies develop in the mother in reaction to infection.... Read more »

HIV+ husband- I am HIV- Baby together?

For the past 2 years we have been trying to have a child and we just found out that he is HIV+. I am negative. We still want to have a baby that is from the both of us. He is not on meds and is very healthy. What are my options and what are the cost...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
There is always the risk of HIV transmission to you (and then possibly to your baby) through unprotected intercourse. This risk is reduced but not necessarily nil when a partner has a low viral load and/or is on antiviral treatment. In vitro... Read more »
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Day One With HIV: "I Had to Give My Baby a Chance at HIV-Free Life"

Anuoluwapo My first day with the virus was the 27th of December, 2007. I was supposed to have my baby on the 13th of December, but no sign of dilation or contraction. I visited the hospital on the 27th of December and I was told I couldn't have... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Month in HIV: Having a Baby When You're HIV Positive

This is Bonnie Goldman, editorial director of The Body. Welcome to This Month in HIV. Dramatic progress over the last 10 years in HIV medicine means that HIV-positive people can be expected to live an almost normal lifespan. With 75 percent of... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Treating HIV-Infected Infants Early Helps Them Live Longer

Hundreds of thousands of babies around the world are born each year with HIV -- more than half a million in 2006 alone. Caring for these children is complicated by the fact that their immune systems are not fully developed in the first year of life,... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Living proof

June 1, 1995 was the happiest day of my life. After two years of trying to have a baby, my husband and I had just found out that I was three months pregnant. I had all of the standard tests run, as well as an ELISA test. I had no worries because I... Read more »