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Can A Fetus Get AIDS If The Mother Has Them

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...pregnancy is right for you, your network can also play an important part of helping you to stay healthy and to have a healthy baby. You Can Have an HIV-Negative Baby When HIV passes to a fetus or baby from an HIV positive mother, this is called vertical transmission . When HIV passes between sexual partners or people who share needles, this is called horizontal transmission. In the time before effective treatment for HIV, about one in...
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Transmission of HIV during Pregnancy

Dear expert, I have a question pertaining the transmission of HIV from the mother to the fetus. According to what a doctor told me, the placenta won't allow the mother blood to pass into the fetus blood stream at all. only the nutrient from the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...great barrier that protects the developing fetus from HIV. The placenta allows a baby with a different genetic make-up from the mother to grow inside the body without stimulating an immunologic reaction. This is because the blood which carries... Read more »

What is the mode of maternal transmission to her fetus?

What is the mode of maternal transmission of HIV to her infant? Does HIV cross the placental barrier or does transmission occur during the trauma of the birth process? If it occurs from birth trauma, would C-section be of benefit in reducing...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. 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, Read more »

Parvo virus

How do you get infected with this virus, what meds are they too take
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...transmitted through respiratory secretions and contaminated blood products (via blood transfusion). Vertical transmission (from mother to fetus) has also been well documented. Although the exact incidence of Parvovirus is unknown, several studies... Read more »

Father: HIV +, Mother isnt. What about the Child?

My partner is HIV+. I am not. He has undergone several different meds and currently does not have the virus in his semen. The only place his doctor has found the virus is in the glands of his neck I am about 2 weeks pregnant. Is it possible for...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...It 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 Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HAART and the Safety of the Fetus outweigh any theoretical risks to the fetus. References Townsend CL, Cortina-Borja M, Peckham CS, et al. Low rates of mother-to-child transmission of HIV following effective pregnancy interventions in the United Kingdom and Ireland,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Twin Pregnancy Raises Risk of HIV Spread

...of the University of Paris and colleagues. Prior to the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in 1997, the mother-to-child HIV transmission rate in twin pregnancies was two to three times that in singleton pregnancies. Since... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New U.S. Global AIDS Chief Gets to Work Right Away

...HIV/AIDS overseas. His top priorities are HIV education and prevention, boosting antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, and persuading poor nations to take on greater management and financial responsibility... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...been one major treatment success story in women in the U.S. that needs to be commended, which is in the domain of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). The risk of HIV-positive mothers giving birth to HIV-positive babies has... Read more »
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...know about the sperm washing techniques in Milan. I'm just worried that it'll be all too much for me. Any new HIV-positive mothers out there? Karen Read more »

can you get HIV from fingering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies you get aids or HIV from fingering? Read more »