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Prophylactic treatment of neonates born to an HIV positive

Should there be a consent obtained prior to administering the recommended AZT therapy to neonates? How should AZT be seen; just as medication or intensive therapy? Thanks in advance.
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
...I am not sure what the genesis of your question is regarding HIV preventative treatment in newborns of HIV infected mothers. But giving such HIV treatment to neonates would be considered standard Read more »

born with HIV

a child is born and is given AZT drug, does that mean the child has HIV? Read more »

girl born with HIV?

I just found out that the dad of a girl I know is HIV positive. The problem is this girl and I both... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Camp Is a Lifesaver for Tammy, 15, Born With HIV

...Internet chat room -- "If it wasn't for camp, I would have committed suicide." Tammy, who did not want her last name used, was born with HIV, a virus that she can only discuss with a few close friends at the school she attends in Paramount,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

139,000 Mozambique Babies Born With HIV in Six Months

... A UNICEF report released Monday estimates some 139,000 babies were born with HIV in Mozambique during the past six months, and another 20,000 Mozambican children under age five died from AIDS in the last year. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CNN Profiles "Generation" of Teenagers, Young Adults Who Were Born With HIV

... CNN looks at the lives of teenagers and young adults who were born with HIV before advancements in antiretroviral drugs in the 1990s helped prevent mother-to-child transmission. According to CNN, these Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two-Year Morbidity-Mortality and Alternatives to Prolonged Breast-Feeding Among Children Born to HIV-Infected Mothers in Cote d'Ivoire

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv .... Read more »
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Living in China with HIV/AIDS

Posted by geekboy75
...medication as soon as possible but everything seems to involve an unreasonably long wait. The hospital - one of the best for PLHIV/AIDS in Beijing and really supportive - is now saying he needs to have a complete health evaluation before they can... Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...prevention programs so we can prevent these infections from occurring in the first place," said Wolitski, acting chief of the CDC's HIV/AIDS prevention division. Men made up three quarters of people with HIV infections. The CDC previously... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Benefits of HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...challenge is to write a 10-15 page paper on a controversial topic. The topic I have chosen is definitely controversial- "How has HIV/AIDS benefited the world". Before you automatically assume that I'm some sick puppy, let me say that I DO NOT... Read more »