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Can A Pregnant Mother Pass Hiv To Her Child

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Delaware State Senate Passes Bill Aimed at Reducing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

The Delaware State Senate recently passed a bill (SB 86 ) that would add HIV testing to the standard battery of tests given to all pregnant women, reports. Lawmakers hope that the bill will help reduce the rate of mother-to-child HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

According to two new studies, "giving pregnant and nursing women triple antiretroviral drug therapy, or treating breast-fed infants with an antiretroviral medication, can dramatically cut transmission rates, enabling moms to both breast-feed and to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stigmatization Slows Kenya's Efforts to Avert Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Pregnant women in Kenya are giving birth to HIV-infected babies either because they do not know their HIV status or they are avoiding the hospitals. Stigma and discrimination are driving their behaviors. At a recent forum in Nairobi, on... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Mother/Child Tranferance of HIV VIRUS?

During Pregnancy, when can a woman with HIV/AIDS transfer the virus to herchild. Is it before during or after birth?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.A mother can transmit the HIV virus to her baby3 ways: During pregnancy itself while the baby is still in the mother. This iscalled "transplacental transmission". During labor/delivery, when the baby is... Read more »

The mother of my child is Hiv ,my kid is nagetive and lm negative

Doctor,l pregnanted my girlfriend and by the time she was pregnant she got tested and was positive, my kid is negative and now 1 year 6months. l only got tested yesterday and my results where negative.. is that possible ?...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Yes, that is very possible. Transmission from mother to child does not always happen, the same goes from person to person. Also, it's harder for transmission to occur from the receptive partner (your girlfriend) to the insertive... Read more »

placenta bleeding and mother-to child HIV transmission

I am 16 weeks pregnancy and I am bleeding, I understand its coming from the placenta which wants to detach from the uterus. I understand mother to child HIV transmission may occur during pregnancy. I have yet to go for HIV test and if positive will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Not necessarily. However, I do suggest you get HIV tested without further delay. If positive, you'll need to be under the care of an HIV specialist as well as an HIV-knowledgeable obstetrician.Don't delay. Get tested now.Dr. Bob... 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 that you get tested during your pregnancy... Read more »
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Mother passed away and looking for resources for support

Posted by Manda284, 3 Replies
Hi al,

All my life it was just my mother and I.My mother passed away from cancer brought on by the lowered immune system. What I am having trouble with is that the hospital never told me she had it and I was her health care proxy etc. I was her sole... Read more »

I am worried for my only child and his mother

Posted by dontknowwhy, 1 Reply

Sorry for the long post. But please read it as I need help.

I am worried. I am scared to death because I feel that I have got it. I hope not. Not that I am afraid of my destiny if I am positive but I am so much worried about my son. I have been... Read more »

A Single Mother

Posted by southernpride34, 8 Replies
I found out when i was pregnant, that was when i didnt know what i know now, thats when my life changed. My kids are neg. Im a mother of 3 now and i feel that my kids are my gifts from god and my reason to keep living, but yes there are times when i... Read more »

HIV & Child Custody

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Does anyone know the laws regarding hiv and child custody? My ex is saying she is too afraid to let me have my kids unsupervised. That I might have a blood accident or something and not tell her or not protect them. She said that because I am... Read more »