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Can A Mother Transmit HIV To Her Baby

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baby born to HIV + Mother

I am a foster care provider and have been approached to take a 10 month old baby that has been born to an HIV+ mother. This child has been tested twice and both time been negative for HIV. Is there a chance that this child will develop the virus...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...months of age. You don't mention what type of testing was done or when the testing was done. If PCR testing was done on your baby and your baby had 2 or more negative tests after 2 months of age, your baby would be considered uninfected. Read more »

6 Month old infant & Mother Test Negative for HIV, Father tested Positive

We are in the process of adopting a baby boy from Taiwan. He was tested at 6month of age for HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kyrgyzstan: Breastfeeding Babies Infected With HIV in Kyrgyz Hospitals Pass Virus to Their Mothers

...Fatima Koshokova, director of the nongovernmental group Rainbow, which provides free legal assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS. "The husbands of many of these women leave when they learn the diagnosis, and these women are left alone with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Infants, Pregnant, Nursing Mothers With ARVs Drives Down Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...three groups: one in which the mother alone received antiretroviral therapy for the first seven months after the birth of the baby, another in which the infants were given nevirapine ... for seven months, and a third, control group, in which... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Unique Maternity Program Takes Care of HIV-Positive Women Having Babies

... The Canadian Pediatric AIDS Research Group reports that 150 to 175 babies are born to HIV-positive mothers in Canada each year. Proper treatment can reduce a mother's chance of transmitting the virus from 30 percent Read more »
World Health Organization

New Guidance on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV

...the 2006 PMTCT guidelines, there were insufficient data supporting the use of ARVs to prevent HIV transmission from mother to baby during breastfeeding. Since then, several clinical trials have shown the efficacy and acceptability of prophylaxis... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV and milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can I get HIV from milk? I read I can in People magazine. Read more »

New Baby

Posted by jayinpdx, 3 Replies
...My sister just had a new baby. Unfortunatly I am not allowed to hold him because she is afraid that he will get HIV from me. I have told her time and again Read more »

Help is just a phone call away

Posted by Anonymous
...[Image] Photo by THOMAS MICHALSKI April Wardlow, executive director of AIDS Partnership, said many people dont even know they have HIV/AIDS. PINELLAS COUNTY Many high school students, both male and female, have become more promiscuous in the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected with the virus. If the mother takes certain drugs during pregnancy, she can significantly reduce the chances that her baby will get infected with HIV. If health care providers treat HIV-infected pregnant women and deliver their babies by... Read more »