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Can Hepatitis Pass To An Unborn Child

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Can my unborn child catch the Hepatitis B virus.

Hi my boyfriend was stabbed and he show the Hepatitis B in his blood soon after it happen. A week later the test came back non-reactive. For 10 yrs it has been this. If we have a child will our baby have the virus....
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
It's not clear whether your boyfriend had HBV from what you said. From the baby's standpoint it does not matter, since transmission occurs from the mother. If you have concerns, you should get tested for hepatitis B to see if you have... Read more »

Can a Hepa-B carrier transmit the virus to a unborn child?

Dear Dr. MacGovern,I was diagnosed to be a Hepa-B carrier in 1998 and according to my doctor... Read more »

Please help unborn child depends on it.

I am pregnant and tested negative last month. However at my last ob/gyn visit when getting of the... Read more »
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 »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

New Hampshire House Passes Bill on Employee Drug Testing in Hospitals

This article was reported by . reported that the hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital motivated the New Hampshire house to pass a bill permitting employee drug tests at hospitals. The bill allows hospitals to test... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV, Poor Prenatal Care Contribute to High Under-Five Child Mortality Rates Worldwide, UNICEF Report Says

Poor prenatal care, HIV and other preventable illnesses contribute to high rates of mortality among children under the age of five worldwide -- but especially in sub-Saharan Africa -- and progress in reducing child deaths has been "alarmingly slow,"... Read more »
Housing Works

After a Decade, New York Passes School Anti-Bullying Law

Paterson signs the Dignity Act, protecting ostracized kids across the state. For a decade, child, health and other advocates have fought to pass statewide anti-bullying legislation -- which is why so many cheered yesterday as Gov. Paterson... Read more »
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AIDS mom & child

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was recently diagnosed with AIDS and found out that my 5 year old boy has AIDS as well. He should be entering kindergarten this year and my husband (who is negative) is especially concerned about putting our child in school and exposing him to... Read more »

My brother passed away

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My Brother Dave passed away on December the 22nd 1995, at the very
young age of 27yrs. My mother keeps saying gone to soon. We all
miss him so much. Everything happened so fast, and unexpected
Very suddenly he was in a coma, 2weeks later he was... Read more »

Mother passed away and looking for resources for support

Posted by Manda284, 4 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 »

Is it selfish to have a child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone have any experience with sperm washing? My HIV
partner and I are considering the possibilities - I'd love to
hear any stories and or advice - many people believe we are being
selfish - "who would knowingly have a baby that will probably
g... Read more »