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Can Pregnancy Affect The Development Of Hiv

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...think your choice is wrong. Stigma about HIV can limit the services available to you. This is called discrimination. Stigma and discrimination are often based on fear and can happen when people don't know all the facts about HIV and pregnancy. You may face stigma because you choose to have a child. "In my culture everyone really pressures you to have children." You may face stigma because you choose to not have a child. Whatever you are...
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
...his unprotected exposures while maximizing your chances for pregnancy. I'll reprint some information about magnetic couples and pregnancy below for our readers.Good luck!Dr. BobChildren and aids (SPERM WASHING) (PREGNANCY) (POSITIVE PREGNANCY)... Read more »

Pregnancy and Purbac DS

I'm 4months pregnant and about to start meds for ARVs for the 1st time. My doc said he has prescribed meds that''ll reduce my current VL (9800) to " undetectable" asap. He has prescribed Purbac Double Strength in the meantime to help avoid...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...(active ingredients in Purbac) for prevention or treatment of opportunistic infections such as pneumocystis pneumonia, even during pregnancy. Although there are some theoretical concerns regarding fetal abnormalities that might develop during the... Read more »

Pregnancy and HIV Positive

I am pregnant with my third child and my HIV test results came back Positive (Western Blot) and HIV ANtibody test shows reactive. My test results do not show that ELISA screening was done. My last test was in 2006 with my second child and I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reassurance you are looking for can be found there. See below. Dr. Bob Elisa Results +ve and reactive (FALSE POSITIVE ELISA AND PREGNANCY) Apr 26, 2008 Dear Rob, I am 37 year old happily married man and have been married for more than eight... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reassurance you are looking for can be found there. See below. Dr. Bob Elisa Results +ve and reactive (FALSE POSITIVE ELISA AND PREGNANCY) Apr 26, 2008 Dear Rob, I am 37 year old happily married man and have been married for more than eight... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...think about the future, some of these womenare deciding to have the babies they always wanted. HIV+ women who want to become pregnant should discuss their plans with a health care provider whois very experienced in treating women with HIV. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Women Who Become Pregnant Less Likely to Develop AIDS, Die of AIDS-Related Causes, Study Says

... HIV-positive women who become pregnant are less likely to develop AIDS or die of AIDS-related causes than HIV-positive women who do not become pregnant, according to Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

... The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Children? Where antiretroviral medications (ARVs) and good medical care for pregnant women are available, new infections of children are rare. There were about 2 million children around the world... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...Unprotected/unsafe sex (no condoms) Re-using and sharing needles (for drug use, piercing, and tattooing) Mother-to-child (during pregnancy, delivery, or from infected breast milk) How Can HIV Be Prevented? One of the most important... Read more »
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advice needed..

Posted by cdhaileyp7, 3 Replies
...labeled with Aids. I have been off and on treatments over the years, I have had four children and was on treatments throughout my pregnancies. I have a hard time coping with the side effects of the meds, I noticed that during my pregnancies the... Read more »

NEWLY DIAGNOSED

Posted by scorpio77, 3 Replies
I AM 32 AND TESTED POS IN NOV 09. I WAS GOING FOR A REG PRENATAL VISIT WHEN I GOT THE NEWS. I AM CURRENTLY 7 1/2 MOS PREG AND SEVERELY DEPRESSED. I AM SO SCARED OF DYING AND WHAT THIS IS GOING TO DO 2 ME. I FEEL LIKE IM LIVING IN A NIGHTMARE. JUST... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...Retrovir), have reduced the mother-to-child transmission of HIV from around 25% to less than 2% in infants who are not breast-fed. Pregnant women with HIV in developed countries receive antiretroviral treatment as standard care during pregnancy... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...child Women can transmit HIV to their babies during pregnancy or birth. Approximately one-quarter to one-third of all untreated pregnant women infected with HIV will pass the infection to their babies. HIV also can be spread to babies through... Read more »