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Can You Be Born With Hiv

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Could a child born to HIV+ Mother be HIV+ at 8 years without SYMPTOMS?

An HIV+ mother had a newborn who was put on AZT in 1995. Could that child be HIV+ now?If so, would they be tested yearly by regular pediatrician?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If the baby tested negative for HIV antibody after 18 months of age, the baby is not infected.BJ... Read more »

babies born hiv positive

How many children are born HIV positive because of positive parent ,each year?... Read more »

born with HIV

a child is born and is given AZT drug, does that mean the child has HIV?... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Infants Born to HIV-Positive Women With Herpes More Likely to Contract HIV, Study Says

Infants born to HIV-positive women diagnosed with genital herpes during pregnancy are more likely to contract HIV, according to a study published in the December 2005 issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology , Reuters reports. Katherine... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Childhood HIV Risks Becoming Neglected Disease as Fewer Children Born With HIV, Experts Warn

"The success in reducing the number of children born with HIV is in danger of leaving children who already have the disease with poor access to treatment, experts in HIV and AIDS have warned," BMJ reports. "Denis Broun, executive director of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Negative Babies Born to HIV-Positive Mothers Have Weakened Ability to Fight Some Infections

"Babies who are exposed to HIV at birth but don't become infected with the virus have lower levels of antibodies to diseases such as whooping cough, tetanus and pneumococcus," according to a study published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Media Examine Reaction to, Potential Implications of "Functional Cure" of Infant Born With HIV

"The remarkable case of a baby being cured of HIV infection in the United States using readily available drugs has raised new hope for eradicating the infection in infants worldwide, but scientists say it will take a lot more research and much more... Read more »
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Had unprotected sex with woman born with hiv? Test was negative at 6 weeks? Please help?!

Posted by Reez79, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl 4 or 5 times on July 31st. She confessed 4 days later she was born with hiv. I went to the hospital after she told me and they gave me pep.

I stopped taking the pep on September 9th and went to get a hiv rapid... Read more »

next generation born Hiv slim yet still possible

Posted by riverprincess
With the medical breakthroughs for pregnate women there is becoming a generation that may or may not be infected.Growing up is tough enough in general . Hopefully parents are open enough to talk to their children so that they are strong with... Read more »

borning tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
People, i have this unpleasant sensation of tingling and burning in the tip of my tongue, i heard that this could be HIV related. Is this true? Itested neg at 4 months and smoke a lot, do anyone of you smoke? Has anyone of you experienced... Read more »

how do u get it and know u have it when your born?

Posted by Adioatticus, 1 Reply
i posted beforeand stuff, and im just wondering...i got great answers that said since we didnt have sex before with other people we arent at risk...but then how do we know one of us wasnt born with it? would we like know when we went to the docters... Read more »