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Can I Adopt If I'm Hiv Positive

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5 year old hiv positive adopted son

Hello and thanks for answering my question. My newly adopted son's viral load undetectable (pos since birth on meds since 4 months old), his cd4 count is 1003 and his percentage is 38%. He is on Kaletra, Epivir, and videx. In the past he has never...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
HelloCongratulations on the addition to your family.Videx or DDI should be taken on an empty stomach if at all possible since this maximizes the amount of Videx that gets into the blood from the stomach and increases its effectiveness. Your son's... Read more »

International adoption of HIV+ kids

Hi,Thanks for all the information you provide on your site! It's been incredibly helpful. I have... Read more »

HIV+ adoption

I am adopting an infant that has tested positive for antibodies. He is in a developing nation with... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Residents Increasingly Adopting HIV-Positive Children From Abroad, AP/Google.com Reports

... U.S. residents increasingly are adopting HIV-positive children from abroad, according to figures from the U.S.-based Adoption Advocates International , the AP/Google.com Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN PlusNews Reports on Possible Effects of Adopting WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines in Malawi

... IRIN PlusNews examines the outcomes of a WHO-supported study in Malawi to assess what adopting the new WHO HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines would mean for the country. "According to the feasibility study, [adopting the guidelines would... Read more »
The Body

Ukraine Says No to Elton John's Desire to Adopt an HIV-Positive Boy

... It's a sad day when an HIV-positive child is stuck in an orphanage, unlikely ever to be adopted. However, the Ukranian Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko apparently felt confident in rejecting singer/songwriter Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Lewis Urges Zambia to Adopt Clear HIV/AIDS Policy, Provide Antiretrovirals

...U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis on Tuesday urged Zambia to adopt a "clear" policy on HIV/AIDS to combat the disease more effectively Read more »
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Need insurance coverage for HIV child adopting

Posted by opinco, 1 Reply
...I really need some direction and help. I help place children with special needs for adoption. We have a little girl a family wants to adopt, she is HIV positive from birth, now 8 years old. The family uses private Read more »

POSITIVE COUPLE SEEKING TO ADOPT A HIV+ CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AND i HAVE BEEN HAPPILY MARRIED FOR OVER 7 YEARS AND WEVE KNOWN OF OUR HIV STATUS THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME. WE ARE SEEKING TO ADOPT AN HIV POSITIVE CHILD. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF POSITIVE PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO LEAGALLY ADOPT AND IF SO HOW WE COULD... Read more »

adopting a baby with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
... Adopting a baby with AIDS and care. My boyfriend and I are interested in adopting a baby with aids. My actual question is that we Read more »

Adopting an HIV+ little girl

Posted by Anonymous
...I am a single parent who is adopting a beautiful little girl who just happens to have AIDS. She was born exposed to the disease through her bio mother. I would like to buy life insurance in order to plan for the future Read more »