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Can You Get Hiv By Having Sex With Your Mother

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HIV- Mother, HIV+ baby?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Suppose that an HIV positive person impregnates an HIV negative woman. Is it possible for the baby to become HIV positive without the mother contracting the virus? I have not heard of any such cases, but I am wondering if it is possible. Thank you...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.The HIV virus is transmitted from an infected person directly to the next. If a mother is not infected with HIV, her baby will not be born with it. ItCANNOT pass from the man to the baby without infecting the mother... Read more »

conception- where the father is HIV+ and the mother HIV neg.

I work as an HIV counsellor in the UK and have two pairs of sero-discordant would-be parents.... Read more »

Mother with HIV

If a mother who has given birth to her child two months ago nad starts to have sex with her couple... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona: HIV Test Helps Mothers Protect Newborns

On Monday, Phoenix is marking National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a series of educational events and quick, confidential HIV screening. In 14 years in medicine, Phoenix Children's Hospital's Dr. Janice Piatt says she has met "so... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Africa

Twenty five million men, women, and children are living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. African women are at higher risk than men and comprise 55% of all AIDS cases in the region. Although the life expectancy of a person living with HIV/AIDS is... Read more »
TheBody.com

First Person: Thembi Ngubane: Mother, Activist, South African ... and Proof Positive That You Can Thrive With HIV

By Erika Nelson Listen to Audio (37 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series This Positive Life . To subscribe to this series, click here . About Thembi Age: 23 ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

According to two new studies, "giving pregnant and nursing women triple antiretroviral drug therapy, or treating breast-fed infants with an antiretroviral medication, can dramatically cut transmission rates, enabling moms to both breast-feed and to... Read more »
Connect With Others

I am worried for my only child and his mother

Posted by dontknowwhy, 1 Reply
Hi,

Sorry for the long post. But please read it as I need help.

I am worried. I am scared to death because I feel that I have got it. I hope not. Not that I am afraid of my destiny if I am positive but I am so much worried about my son. I have been... Read more »

ME AND "HERB" ON "MOTHER`S DAY

Posted by POZGAL43
GOOD EVENING TO ALL MY READERS AND FOLLOWERS I`AM ABOUT TO TELL YA`LL HOW ME AND "HERB" SPEND OUR MOTHER`S DAY TOGETHER.BUT FIRST LET ME TELL YA`LL WHAT KIND OF MOTHER THAT MAKES A MOTHER`S DAY FOR A HIV-POSITIVE CHILD. FIRST NO ONE HAS TO TELL ME... Read more »

HIV Indeterminate Story from a Former Sex Worker

Posted by formerroxanne, 1 Reply
I worked as Sex Worker on a casual basis from 2007 to early 2012 and have vowed to discontinue all sex work. (Yes, this is a I have left prostitution as well as a I was HIV Indeterminate piece.)

This piece, as well as touching on the waiting time... Read more »

CNN Article - HIV & Unsafe sex

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After reading the following article, I was wondering others opinion. In my view, people that are HIV+ and know they are HIV+ and continue to have unprotected sex with others, should be considered as attempted murderers. I mean they have a deadly... Read more »