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Can Hiv Be Transmitted From Mother To Child

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prevention of mother to child transmition

hi, im hiv positive and also 7 months pregnant. at the clinic they gave me atrioza which is a pill i take once a day to protect the baby inside against hiv. the problem is that it makes me sick, as in evrytime i take the pill i get dizzy, vommit the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You must indeed be experiencing very unwanted side effects of your medications to want to stop at this point in your pregnancy. I'd strongly advise discussing the many other options with your care provider- there... Read more »

Worried I transmitted hiv to my child

Hi I am very worried. I had an affair and the person had been tested, said he was negative. I... Read more »

Exactly how is HIV transferred from mother to child?

I realize that hiv can be spread from the mother to the baby during pregnancy or during birth, but... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwean Government to Begin New Treatment Policy to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Health Ministry Official Says

The Zimbabwean government plans to begin a new antiretroviral drug treatment policy for its mother-to-child prevention program, Owen Mugurungi, head of the HIV/AIDS and TB unit at the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare , said last week, The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa Lagging on Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

In Africa, lack of infrastructure and other obstacles to HIV drugs access continue to hamper efforts to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT), experts said Monday at the start of the 14th International Conference on HIV/AIDS and Sexually... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vietnam Launches Campaign to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

The Ministry of Health in Vietnam is calling on pregnant women to take voluntary HIV tests in an effort to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, Saigon Giai Phong reports. Throughout June, antiretroviral drugs, HIV tests and infant... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Nearly Eliminated in United States, Public Health Officials Say

Vertical HIV transmission, which led to the deaths of hundreds of U.S. infants annually 10 years ago, has been virtually eliminated in the United States, according to public health officials, the New York Times reports. In 1990, nearly 2,000 U.S.... Read more »
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I am worried for my only child and his mother

Posted by dontknowwhy, 1 Reply
Hi,

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 »

hiv+ Moms w/child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,
What medication has the dr put you on? How do you feel? Do you take your medication regularly? How much risk is there in having a baby?
I like to thank you all for your replys in advance!!

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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 »

We want to give a great home to a deserving child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

My name is Hope and I live in TN with my partner Ann in an ethnically diverse neighborhood. I am an HIV/STD Prevention Educator and Ann is an RN. We do not have children yet.

We were very happy to find this site. I am not sure that this is... Read more »