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Can You Still Have Children If You're Hiv Positive

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

National HIV/AIDS Programs Must Consider Needs of Children Who Have HIV-Positive Parent, Opinion Piece Says

"When adults decide how to tackle the world's AIDS crisis, the way it affects children must become part of their thinking," Kerrel McKay, an HIV/AIDS outreach officer for Jamaica's Ministry of Health , writes in a Newsweek opinion piece. McKay,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Longitudinal Study of Sexual Risk Behavior Among the Adolescent Children of HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Drug-Abusing Fathers

The current longitudinal study examines precursors of sexual risk behavior among a cohort of adolescent children of HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug-abusing or drug-dependent fathers. The study involved 296 fathers who were drug-abusing or... Read more »
Body Positive

Should You Tell Your Children You Are HIV-Positive?

"This is a mom with three children who is painfully debating whether to tell them she is sick. This little boy inadvertently found out that his dad has AIDS and since then has been constantly getting into fights at school. This mom talked with me... Read more »
Ask the Experts

What special needs do HIV positive children have?

Hi,We are considering international adoption. Several available children are HIV positive. What are the special needs of a child with HIV? What is the financial risk? The odds of ever being HIV negative? What are the risks to my biological...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
It's unclear from your question how the children were diagnosed "HIV positive." Since mothers transmit antibodies to their babies during the last trimester of pregnancy, all full-term babies born to HIV positive women will be... Read more »

HIV positive children & treatment

I have family in southern Africa, and lived there in 2001-2002. I am sure you are aware that the virus there is so widespread that when a woman becomes pregant, chances are high that she has exposed herself to HIV. Obviously in these circumstances...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Yes, children with HIV that have access to treatment with antiretrovirals can thrive and grow to adulthood. No one knows the ultimate impact of HIV and its treatment on longevity since that would require predictions decades into the future and who... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob,I writing you today for two reasons: To tell you that you were right; and to thank you for being such an inspiration.After writing you the last time I still could not accept the fact I was negative, so I met with a Dr. at the University...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Welcome back to the forum!I'm delighted to hear the news! Not about the multiple (and unnecessary HIV tests and consultation), because I already knew you were HIV negative, but about your "shifting teeth"!!!I'll repost below your... Read more »

HIV-positive: Safely FATHER children? and related questions

A good friend of mine recently tested positive for HIV. In addition to worries about his own health, he's devastated that hecan now never safely father a child. So I pose this question to you: If he undergoes therapy with protease inhibitors...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
I have been sitting on these three questions for awhile, trying to find an answer but without success. I have heard this subject discussed at meetings, but have not been able to find out who might be doing this kind of thing in the U.S. Perhaps I... Read more »
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Need help for children with hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello all,

I am need of extreme help in this situation. I am very knowledgable and have read everything there is to read about hiv and it's transmission. My ex husband is hiv positive and we have two small children under four. They are too young... Read more »

Parents Of HIV Positive Adult Children

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knew of any websites, Forums, online communities, etc. specializing in Parents Of Adult Children With HIV? Thanks.

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Survey: HIV- women desiring children with HIV+ man

Posted by Poppy
BAPAC, Bay Area Perinatel AIDS Center is conducting an online survey for HIV- women, desiring to have children with an HIV+ male partner. The goal of this survey is to collect data which will be useful in educating couples, physicians,... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »