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Can Hiv Positive Women Have Kids

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Get the Facts
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis
Ask the Experts

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend's recent HIV diagnosis. Regarding your risk, I suggest you read through the information in the archives of this forum in the chapters dedicated Read more »

HIV positive or not?! Scared Mom of 4 kids. Help me.

Dear Dr. Robert, About three weeks ago I had a standard set of blood tests ran and one of those was for HIV (I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant would of been 7 weeks during the blood draw). Well I fell down our stairs last week and went...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is going on... I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic. My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final? I need to continue living my... Read more »

RE:re: do my kids need to be tested?

Doc,I don't mean to annoy you but i've read and re-read your response to this question and I too am confused because the woman states that she tested negative immediately after her husband was diagnosed - so 6 months prior to this she was negative....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yours was one of several questions I received following my post concerning possible father-to-child HIV transmission. (See below.) I apologize for the confusion. I was a bit reluctant to respond to this question, because I was worried Read more »

re. kids testing

Dr. BobRegarding your answer if kids should be tested if the father had Aids but the mother was negative. Is it possible for the children to be positive while their birth mother is negative. I was under the impression that the only way a child could...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infection could result from integration of HIV in sperm remains controversial at best. Certainly the insemination of HIV-negative women with the processed ("washed") semen of their HIV-positive partners has resulted in uninfected babies. And... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer, Stronger HIV Drug Regimen for Breastfeeding Women Cuts Mother-to-Child Transmission Rate, Study Finds

... "HIV infection rates among babies are significantly cut when mothers are given prolonged ARV treatment during breastfeeding," according Read more »
The Body PRO

You Can Even Possibly Have a Child: Reproduction in the Lives of HIV-Positive Women

...cultural and religious beliefs of our patients. We need to guide them and reassure them we are there to help. Ideally, every woman of childbearing age should be asked about her thoughts on reproduction. I find this to be a very useful way of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Federal Court Rules State of Nebraska Can Be Held Liable for Refusal to Allow HIV-Positive Woman to Adopt Child

...Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled 2-1 that a lawsuit seeking damages from the state of Nebraska for its refusal to allow an HIV-positive woman to adopt a child could name the state and the state Department of Social Services as defendants, the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Contraception Access for HIV-Positive Women Should Be Boosted to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission, Letter to Editor Says

... Preventing unintended pregnancies among HIV-positive women is an "important and cost-effective way" to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, Willard Cates, president of research at Read more »
Connect With Others

I'm + but I want children of my own

Posted by stillhere, 3 Replies
...I have been HIV+ for 7 years now and I aint gonna lie, I was devastated for so many reasons, my main thought was I would die immediatley, but Read more »

in love with a hiv+ woman

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...them extremely helpful in understanding. I am madly in love with and have been in a relationship for about 10 months with a woman who has HIV . (She was diagnosed about a year and a half). Though she did not tell me that she was + until after... Read more »

WOMEN

Posted by NAIMAH, 6 Replies
...I HAVE BEEN HIV+ FOR 15 YEARS NOW. MY HUSBAND HAS DIED FROM AIDS AND I STILL GO ON. I DONT TAKE MEDS AND I DONT KNOW WHY. RIGHT NOW MY DOCTOR Read more »

What to do? He won't tell her he is positive...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...has hiv. I am the only one who knows and is his support. He is dead against ever telling anyone. Anyway, he is now dating a women for a couple of months now and sleeping with her with condoms. But she does not know he has hiv. I tried to... Read more »