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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Focusing on the Kids AIDS Left Behind

On May 7, Mothering Across Continents is bringing journalist and author Cokie Roberts to Charlotte to help raise awareness and money for AIDS orphans in South Africa. The group was founded last year by five Charlotte women with connections to South... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington, D.C.: College Athletes Use Sports to Teach Kids About AIDS

Grassroot Project is a District-based program that teams up college athletes with local youth to provide them with the tools and information they need to prevent HIV/AIDS. "Sports are a way to break the ice and begin a serious discussion," said... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Scheme Helps Kids to Tackle AIDS

On Aug. 27, the Church of Ireland will kick off an initiative, "Let's Go Tackle AIDS," aimed at helping children better understand the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In addition, the project will seek to raise funds to assist people in Africa affected by HIV.... Read more »
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How do you tell your kids that a family member has AIDS?

My children and I have shared a home with my fiance and his brother, who has AIDS, for the past year. My sons are 11 and 8 and have not been told that their future uncle has AIDS. I realize that AIDS is not airborne, but I am worried that I am...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. First of all, HIV is not transmitted through any form of household casual contact, so your kids would not be at any risk just by living in the same house. There would only be a risk if they were directly exposed to his... Read more »

aids and kids

hi there my cousin gave birth to a healthy daughter 16 years ago. She never told us until 3 years ago that she and her husband were infected with HIV virus. Now her daughter is having sinus infections, frequent fever last night she was vomiting,...
Pablo Tebas, M.D.

Response from Pablo Tebas, M.D.

Washington University St. Louis, MO - Facultad de Medicina
It is very unlikely that your cousin has been infected for 16 years without symptoms. If your mother is worried about HIV there are plenty of sites that would do the test for free. Some counseling before and after, nothing very intimidating. Just do... Read more »

Can an HIV+ person have children without passing the virus to the kids

Dr. I would appreciate if you can provide some knowledge about HIV/AIDS. Can an HIV+ person have children without passing the virus to the kids? Method such as sperm washing or whatever. ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The question about whether an HIV+ man can have children without passing the virus to the kids is a very important one. The forum which deals with this is "Mixed-HIV status couples". Dr. Robert Remien has many words of wisdom about this... Read more »

having kids

is it possible to have kids with aids...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
You bet. It is very easy to protect the baby at childbirth from HIV nowadays. Many people with HIV are having babies who are HIV negative. Talk to your doctor about it.Nelson... Read more »
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Boston Kid is at is again on the webmd boards.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I cannot believe this. He posted again on the HIV/AIDS forum under yet another alias aka Raymond in Boston LOL and his name is actually Bob. Again, same old scenario he rants and raves on th same old stuff!!! Bob you do not get it do you? You know... Read more »

scared to death for kids

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Myself and my 10 and 8 year old were just diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. What realistically are our chances and why did it take so long. Read more »

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by kyiala, 2 Replies
Ok so I came here today with a serious question about HIV after reading all the post on here I have never come accross so many people who sound like they are disappointed when there test comes back negative!!!! I mean get real if it is negative... Read more »

Is this a risk to kids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

My Best Friend was diagnosed with HIV last year and has had a really hard time dealing with it. He also has a girlfriend for over two years. He never told her about his diagnosis. I have tried to have a heart to heart talk with him, and he... Read more »