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Can You Have Kids If You Have Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Can my kids get HIV from my cousin??

Hi Mr Glenn,I was wondering if you let me know how risky this situation was for getting infected with HIV. Basically, my cousin has disclosed to the family that he has HIV. I've become concerned that my kids have been at risk of catching HIV...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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There is no risk from anything you're talking about. None.It is very important to remember that HIV is a relatively hard virus to get and <b>is not</b> transmitted through casual contact.It is only transmitted when a body fluid... Read more »

vaccine for chickenpox given to 10kids of Hiv.

Dear Dr DavidI am the same person who's daughter and grand son 10 month kid both r HIV Pos. I... Read more »

kids + hiv

hi there, this might sound silly but i am really worried. After looking for a job for more or less... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kids With HIV Living Longer With Antiretroviral Drugs

The number of children born with HIV is shrinking, and those who did acquire the infection at birth are living longer, healthier lives. "It's possible there may be no progression to AIDS, if you're taking the medication[s] and not developing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Libya Accuses 6 Bulgarians of Infecting Kids with HIV

A Libyan prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five nurses and one doctor charged with intentionally infecting 393 children with HIV at a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi. The trial, which opened in February, has met many delays but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HAART Saves Heart in Kids With HIV

Before the use of today's antiretroviral therapy (ART), children with HIV infection were more likely to have abnormalities in the left ventricular structure and function that increased their risk of death. Highly Active Antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China: Striking a Balance Helping Kids With HIV/AIDS

On June 3, the Shanghai government announced on the Chinese social networking site Sina Weibo that HIV-infected children with a permanent Shanghai residence permit (hukou) will be eligible for a $228.29 monthly subsidy in addition to back payments... Read more »
Connect With Others

Boston Kid is at is again on the webmd boards.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I cannot believe this. He posted again on the HIV/AIDS forum under yet another alias aka Raymond in Boston LOL and his name is actually Bob. Again, same old scenario he rants and raves on th same old stuff!!! Bob you do not get it do you? You know... Read more »

scared to death for kids

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Myself and my 10 and 8 year old were just diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. What realistically are our chances and why did it take so long. Read more »

telling my kids

Posted by gigi5578nj, 3 Replies
I have been positive since 2001 and now I am thinking about telling my children that I have HIV and I'm not sure how to go about it or if I should even do it I just want them to hear it from me and not anyone else My oldest son is 15 and my youngest... Read more »

At a crossroads with kids- please help

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello all. I have three children with my ex husband who became hiv positive after we divorced. He told me in confidence and I got myself educated on the disease and are comfortable with it and support him as best as I can and he needs. We are... Read more »