Can A Fetus Get AIDS If The Mother Has Them
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Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your question.An infected mother can transmit the virus to her baby one of three ways. First is during pregnancy itself, since the virus can pass through theplacenta, and go directly into the fetus. Second, transmission could... Read more »
University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolSustiva has been associated with birth defects in monkeys receiving the drug during gestation; there is no evidence that a male taking this or any other antiretroviral therapy could harm a partners fetus.JLS.... Read more »
Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineIt is extremely unlikely that the fetus would become infected without the mother first becoming infected. As long as you remain uninfected, then the fetus will not become infected. Therefore, it is important that you get tested during your pregnancy... Read more »
University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolHIV is transmitted from mother to child during the pregnancy, at the time of birth and through breast feeding; during pregnancy virus can be transmitted from mothers blood across the placenta to the fetus, this occurs predominantly in the 2nd and... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI was born 18 years ago, my mother died 3 months later.
I didn't know here but I miss here verry much.
I realy blame myself, becausse if I wasn't born she would of life longer.
Everybody says that she would died anyway, but I just wanted to know... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyA Mother With HIV
I'm a mother of 6. I found out I was HIV infected about 9 years
ago. It was hard for me at first, but this is my story. When I
first found out about this disease(On Valentinres Day,1989) I was
devistated! I went home from the Drs.... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyShe was diagnosed HIV positive 4 months ago and can't get into see the HIV Specialist for another month! She weighs 95 pounds and is extremely itchy. I reside 2200 miles away and can't help her. Does anyone know how far advance she could be? I... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousMy name is Alysse and I am a senior at Tufts University. I am presently researching the lives of mothers with HIV, and am interested in conducting interviews. If you are a mother with HIV who would not mind sharing her views, please email me.... Read more »
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