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Breastfeeding For Hiv Patients

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...replacing deoxythymidine 5'-triphosphate in the newly developing HIV DNA, stavudine is able to stop reverse transcriptase from completing its job. This prevents the HIV DNA strand from being formed and halts the HIV life cycle. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Stavudine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 24, 1994, for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and...
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Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your washer, the purpose being to get the stain out, as there wouldn't be any live virus to "kill!" Regarding caring for an HIV/AIDS patient at home, yes, sheets can be washed (use detergent with bleach) and dried without any risk of... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concerns are unwarranted. I'll repost below some information from the archives that discusses precautions when caring for an HIV/AIDS patient at home.Be well. Please give your brother a hug from me.Dr. BobHIV - AIDS TransmissionAug 24, 2008 Hi,... Read more »

What are my chances of having HIV

On 12/17/2010 I had a needle stick on my finger.I am a nurse at a clinic and I was going to demo for a patient how to use insulin and accidentally got stuck with a needle someone left without a cap in the insulin demo kit.We were using the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not rely on anti-HIV antibodies, but rather assays for a piece of the virus's genetic material.I see no reason to discontinue breastfeeding, as your HIV-acquisition risk is beyond remote.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV by breast feeding

I am in India. My wife was diagnosed HIV in 2008 with CD4 114. Only possible cause is blood transfusion she had in 1989 just after birth of my son.recently my son is also diagnosed HIV with CD4 275. My daughter who was born in 1994 is negative.As...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...I am sorry to hear about how HIV has impacted your family.It is likely that your son was infected through breast feeding. About 14-17% of HIV transmissions from mother to child happen that way and, if your wife had just become infected at that... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona: HIV Test Helps Mothers Protect Newborns

... On Monday, Phoenix is marking National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a series of educational events and quick, confidential HIV screening. In 14 years in medicine, Phoenix Children's Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Benefits of Breast-Feeding Might Outweigh Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission in Developing Countries, Studies Say

...Studies Researchers at the conference also presented findings that indicate it might be possible to avoid issues associated with HIV/AIDS treatment regimens and fat distribution, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to the Times , the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

News Briefs About Women and HIV

...partner notification is very important. HIV, African-American Women, and Rural Residence In the U.S., the incidence of HIV/AIDS is increasing most rapidly among African-American women. While the vast majority of cases occur in urban areas... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »