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Can Hiv Be Transmitted From Mother To 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
...family must be under getting this information at the time your sister is giving birth. HIV can be transmitted from mother to child, but fortunately, most babies are not infected. About 1 out of every 3 to 4 newborns may be infected. Most... 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 »

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

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

...Programme-at-a-Glance. According to the latest data, significant progress has been made in delivering prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in low- and middle-income countries. However, much work remains to be done. An... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Infants, Pregnant, Nursing Mothers With ARVs Drives Down Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...antiretroviral medication, can dramatically cut transmission rates, enabling moms to both breast-feed and to protect nearly all children from infection," HealthDay News/ Bloomberg Businessweek reports (Goodwin, 6/16). "Taking highly active... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

High HIV RNA Levels Major Risk Factor for Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

...during pregnancy, some infants continue to be infected," says Duane Alexander, M.D., director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) , which also co-sponsored the studies. "These results suggest that reducing HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Has Left 9 Million Children in Africa Without Mothers; Donor Countries Should Increase Funding for Children, Group Says

... The HIV/AIDS pandemic has left nine million children in Africa motherless, British HIV/AIDS advocacy group Save the Children said on Monday in a report , adding that donor countries Read more »
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Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
...Hi, Recently I rubbed a girl of unknown HIV status through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »

I bet this is a stupid question but..

Posted by mollyshurtmen, 1 Reply
...Can you get HIV if there's blood on a qtip? After I showered I grabbed a qtip to clean my ears. After, I realized there was blood on it an Read more »

plz respond

Posted by keuhfrdshifr, 1 Reply
...2 days ago, i put my bottle cap on the edge of a drinking fountain. wat would b the risk if sum hiv + blood got under the cap, the cap got on my bottle, n the blood got under my lip where it's a mucous membrane? is there any Read more »