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Can Children Transmit Hiv To Adults

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AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...medical care while they are pregnant. It also happens where ARVs are not available, where new mothers feed their babies breast milk, or where blood for transfusions is not always screened. How Are Children Different? Children's immune systems are still developing. They have a different response to HIV infection. CD4 cell counts (see Fact Sheet 124 ) and viral load counts (see Fact Sheet 125 ) are higher than in adults. An infant's...
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I would like to consult a specialist like you because I have severe symptoms and negative tests.I'm 21.As you once wrote 'Although long-term use of immunosuppressive agents, such as corticosteroids, can affect HIV-antibody-test results, this would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Kate,Taking corticosteroids when you were a child would not affect your HIV-antibody test results as a 21-year-old adult. No way. No how! Your negative six- and nine-month HIV-antibody tests are definitive and conclusive. The undetectable... Read more »

Nurse said saliva can transmit HIV now im freaking out...

Hi Dr Bob!Im really hopeing you can answer my question so i can go on living my normal life...I went and got an HIV test at my 3 month period...While waiting i asked the nurse if HIV+ Saliva were to come in contact with an open gash or wound on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...including more than 500,000 Americans. AIDS has replaced malaria and tuberculosis as the world's deadliest infectious disease among adults and is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Fifteen million children have been orphaned by the... Read more »

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... Read more »


What are the treatment and doses for children with HIV? Is it the same as an adult?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...used in adults that can be used in children. However, there remains a need to understand more fully which meds are best for kids, what are the optimal doses and what are the side effects in this population.DW Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India to Provide 300,000 HIV-Positive Adults, 40,000 HIV-Positive Children With Access to No-Cost Antiretrovirals

...this month is scheduled to launch the third phase of its National AIDS Control Program, plans to provide 300,000 HIV-positive adults and 40,000 children ages 15 and younger living with the virus with access to no-cost antiretroviral drugs, the ... Read more »
The Body PRO

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis in HIV-Infected Adults and Children

...However, it is much more difficult with children because there are no normalized data for children since they grow so rapidly. Children's bone mineral density cannot be expressed by comparison to the typical adult who at 30 years old has reached... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Under the Knife: HIV-Infected Kids Choke in the Dust of Adult Advances While Their Advocates Struggle to Maintain Funding

...childrento suffer, due to their perception that such formulations are notprofitable. Diane Donavan, President of Positively Kids, an advocacyorganization which focuses on HIV-infected children, said, "There is a hugelag between the standard of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Should You Get Tested for HIV? The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 38% to 44% of all adults in the United States have been tested for HIV and that between 16 and 22 million people aged 18-64 years are... Read more »
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Parents Of HIV Positive Adult Children

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knew of any websites, Forums, online communities, etc. specializing in Parents Of Adult Children With HIV? Thanks. Read more »

i love my mother but.....

Posted by megan, 2 Replies
...please feel free. I'm 21 years old, in my whole life span i've known my mother about 6 years, she's battled with drugs her whole adult life and i got put on hold most of those years.Here's the catch though, she's been imprisoned now for about 4... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Do children respond to hiv medication and live just as long as adults with hiv? Or do they have more complications? Read more »

children with AIDS..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Are children with AIDS going to public schools? Read more »