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Can A Women With Hiv Give Birth

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Natural Birth for HIV+ Woman

What are the risks for an HIV woman that has already given birth by C-section over 2 years ago and wishes to have a natural birth this time? Her count is very low almost undetectable.
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...antiretroviral treatment, the chance of transmitting the virus to your baby is very low and vaginal delivery can be considered. Many women can safely delivery a baby vaginally after a prior C-section. However, you should consult with your... Read more »

born with HIV

a child is born and is given AZT drug, does that mean the child has HIV? Read more »

Can using birth control protect you from HIV and other STDs?

The Body PRO

Number of HIV-Infected Women Giving Birth in U.S. Increased 40% From 2000 to 2006, Estimates Show

...message is that, obviously, prevention and services need to be targeted at this growing number of [HIV-infected] women who are giving birth, and that we need better information on the group of women we're looking at. At this point, we have no... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Glaser Foundation Program Trains HIV-Positive Pregnant Women to Administer Nevirapine to Infants Following Home Births

...that teaches HIV-positive pregnant women how to administer the antiretroviral nevirapine to their infants immediately after birth to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus, New Vision reports. According to New Vision , the... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Viramune Affects Birth Control in HIV+ Women

...The drug called Viramune (also known as nevirapine) appears to reduce the blood levels of the oral birth control pill Ortho-Novum, thereby reducing its effectiveness as a contraceptive. A recent study was conducted on HIV+ women who Read more »
The Body PRO

Many Black, HIV-Infected Women in Mississippi Are Lost to Care After Giving Birth

...been decreasing mother-to-child transmission and we've done fabulous on that. But the question remains, what happens to the woman after the baby is born and the baby is negative? Very disappointingly, we found that almost half of the women... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...My husband and I have both been dignoised with hiv. I've been thinking about getting pregnant I'm in good health and my husband to. My viro load is undetectable but my husbands Read more »

Controversial Subject

Posted by pozmarie, 2 Replies
...I am a 29 year old woman who has been HIV poz for approx. 10 years. I have a CD4 of approx. 800 with undetectable viral load. I had one daughter young Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

Childbirth Ed for HIV positive women

Posted by Anonymous
...workshops and specialized Women's health classes, specific to women's issues in HIV/AIDS. We are now enrolling for our New Chidbirth Education workshop for HIV positive women. There is an affordable fee for our services and all women are welcome... Read more »