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Can A Pregnant Mother Pass Hiv To Her Child

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about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child born .My sister was never tested before. we are very much worried and want to know the chance of being infection to the child and the expected...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...the blood (alot of virus in her blood circulation). Therefore, treatment of the mother starting in the second trimester of pregnancy to lower her viral burden can greatly decrease the chance of transmitting virus. Since your sister was not... Read more »

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child... 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... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Maternal Health and Elimination of Pediatric HIV/AIDS

...2008, the vast majority through mother-to-child transmission. The new 2009 WHO recommendations for antiretroviral treatment of pregnant women, PMTCT and infant feeding provide an important new opportunity and challenge to implement highly... 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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, WMTD.com reports. Lawmakers hope that the bill will help reduce the rate of mother-to-child HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana Reduces Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Rate to Less Than 4%, Boston Globe Reports

...accounting for about 12% of new HIV cases in 2006, according to UNAIDS . Under the country's program, which began in 2001, all pregnant women receive an HIV test unless they refuse it, and results are available within 20 minutes. All women... Read more »
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Pregnant & Scared --Support Needed--

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I just found out I'm pregnant and while I'm so happy to be able to have the child I thought would never happen due to my hiv status . I'm also scared of the Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...form. In New York State, people cannot be denied health insurance because they have HIV or AIDS. Why is it recommended that all pregnant women have an HIV test? HIV can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and... Read more »

My HI poz gf is pregnant!! plz help!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...im not sure what to do my gf is poz and a litle while ago the condom broke and now shes pregnant is she safe? is the baby? am i? shes really scared that im going to leav her we dont have insurense and i dont know if i can Read more »

I want to have a baby

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
... I am a 19 year old female, who is hiv+ and want a baby. But the only thing is, is how can I get pregnant from my boyfriend who is hiv -. How can I get pregnant without having unprotected sex? Will somebody please help!!! Read more »