Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Can 2 Hiv-positive Parents Have A Negative Child

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...children talk about HIV? Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, AIDS Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco. Retrieved July 2009 from www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS/pdf/parentFS.pdf . Nation PTA (2003). Talking with kids about HIV/AIDS. Retrieved March 2005 from www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/healthsafety/hiv_eng.pdf
Ask the Experts

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this forum in the chapters dedicated to magnetic couples, HIV-sexual prevention and HIV-sexual transmission.Regarding having children, should you decide to stay in the relationship, yes, this is possible. See below. It involves sperm washing and... 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
...(PREGNANCYAND SPERM WASHING, POSITIVE MALE, NEGATIVE FEMALE, 2009) Oct 22, 2009I AM HIV POSITIVE, MY WIFE NEGATIVE; CAN WE HAVE CHILDREN WITH THE RISK OF INFECTING HER?Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Yes, it is possible. The safest way would... Read more »

Re: Do my kids need to be tested

Hi: DR: Bob in the question were the couple asked you if their kids should be tested. I don't know if you overlooked the ages of the children, they specified the ages of the children which is 11,8,7 now if the mother is testing negative now then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...prevent possible horizontal transmission to the child. To be more specific there are a number of reasons I recommended testing the kids even though the mother just tested HIV negative. 1.The possibility (albeit slight) that the mother's first HIV... Read more »

re. kids testing

Dr. BobRegarding your answer if kids should be tested if the father had Aids but the mother was negative. Is it possible for the children to be positive while their birth mother is negative. I was under the impression that the only way a child could...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...prevent possible horizontal transmission to the child. To be more specific there are a number of reasons I recommended testing the kids even though the mother just tested HIV negative. 1.The possibility (albeit slight) that the mother's first HIV... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anxiety/Stress Among Mothers Living With HIV: Effects on Parenting Skills and Child Outcomes

...bootstrap used to verify model stability. The results showed that maternal stress was negatively associated with a broad range of parenting skills, and that parenting skills were negatively associated with child problem behaviors. "Mothers... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Hinders Children's Access to Education, UNDP Official Says

...school. However, she added that it is vital to provide HIV-positive adults with antiretroviral drugs. "Postponing the death of parents is crucial," Trofimenko said, adding, "When extending the life of the parents, you not only improve the child's... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...that would interfere with essential job functions. Family Members It can be difficult to decide whether to tell your parents, children, or other relatives that you are HIV-positive. Many people fear that their relatives will be hurt or angry.... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner The stigma associated with HIV Active substance abuse ... Read more »
Connect With Others

Tested positive in August 2009

Posted by celestial, 3 Replies
...people who are in my shoes or have gone through something like this cause this is killing me emotionaly. Im a single mother, 2 kids 10 & 12, its overwhelming.... Read more »

adopting a child

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...adopt. Can anyone of you people who have managed to adopt help me with this. I really want to adopt because we have raised this kids expectations and she really need parents. she is a total ophan from a third world country. I dont know how to... Read more »

children

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...how long can children live with hiv 2 years and 4 years old very worried Read more »

Having a baby when you are HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
... Having a Baby when you're HIV Positive I'm a 23 year old HIV positive woman considering having a child with my HIV negative husband. Anyone have any experience with this. I know about the sperm washing techniques in Milan. I'm Read more »