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Can A Baby Get AIDS From A Parent At Birth

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Can baby That is positive infect adoptive parents .

We are adopting a baby that is H.I.V positive . Can we get it through careing for her? We have had her from birth.She is 8 months old . Should we be tested ? Can you give us some tips on what to do for our safty and hers too. We dont know very much...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Hi Kim and Rod,HIV is only transmitted by a few routes. In particular it is when fluids with virus (mostly blood, genital secretions of men and women, and breast milk) come in contact with either breaks in the skin or mucous membranes (eye, mouth,... Read more »

Both parent are hiv+ child is not how true is this?

childs parent both have full blown aids,child was never test until last month, child is 3yrs old,... Read more »
HIV i-Base

HIV-Exposed Vs. -Unexposed Babies Have Lower Gestational Age and Birth Weight in Danish Study

HIV-exposed, uninfected children were more likely to have a lower gestational age and birth weight, and were more likely to be delivered by Caesarean section compared to unexposed controls, according to a Danish nationwide study. Ellen Larsen... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New State Regulation Requires All Infants Born in New York Be Tested for HIV Within 12 Hours of Birth

A new state regulation will require all infants born in New York whose mothers have not been tested for HIV during their pregnancy be tested for the virus within 12 hours of birth, the New York Post reports. Under the rule, which takes effect... Read more »

Let's Talk About Having Babies -- Before and After HIV/AIDS

Shana Cozad Angela Davey Jessica Mardis Rusti Miller-Hill What's it like being pregnant and living with HIV? The past 15 years have brought studies that have shown, beyond a shadow of a doubt, just how low mother-to-child... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

With Help, Minnesota Moms Keep Babies HIV-Free

The number of women with HIV giving birth in Minnesota tripled over the past decade. However, mother-to-child (MTC) HIV infections have been nearly eliminated during the same timeframe, thanks to a collaborative effort by hospitals, obstetricians,... Read more »
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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
just worried that... Read more »

HIV babies

Posted by Anonymous
I am a lawyer with a single parent father client. His child is 9 months old and HIV posiitive at this time. Since the child's birth he has not had custody and has only seen the child a few times. The Children's Protective Service has the child in a... Read more »

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 »

Telling Parents your +

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What is the best way to disclose being hiv+ to a parent? I did a stupid thing with a woman I hardly knew and feel very ashamed. They are in their early 70's and always spoiled me the youngest of 4. Please help as I am most concerned about... Read more »