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Care Plan For Hiv And Pregnant Women

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Women and HIV

How Serious Is HIV for Women? What Do Women Need to Know? What Do Researchers Need to Know? Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage grew to 27% in 2007 and appears stable through 2012. About 80% of women are infected through sex with an HIV-infected man (often an injection drug user), and many through injection drug use...
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pregnant from HIV+ plan

Dear Dr. Aberg,I am going to write an article about women and aids. Can you answer this question for me? If a woman got pregnant from a HIV+ man, is (because she is pregnant) the chance 100 that she got the virus as well?Thanks for your time,...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
No. A woman may become pregnant by a HIV positive man yet not have acquired the virus. A woman can acquire HIV from a man and not get pregnant. These are independent events. I suggest you read more about the pathogenesis and transmission of HIV on... Read more »

Treatment for HIVpositive pregnant women

What is treatment for HIV positive pregnant woman?...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
There are at least three issues for an HIV infected pregnant woman. First, what is the best treatment for her? Second, what is the best treatment for preventing infection of the baby she is carrying. Third, does she want to consider having a planned... Read more »

HIV+ and Planning to get pregnant

Dear Dr. Lee,I am HIV Positive, my latest viral load is 2,000 and my CD4 is 575, I believe I was infected in year 2000. I am not on any sort of medications yet. I am planning to get pregnant,what are the possible medications that the doctor will...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
There are more than twenty possible medicines to take to control your HIV. Most of them have been approved for use during pregnancy, but we are not able to say that they are actually "safe". You are certainly in a good situation (with a... Read more »

hiv & pregnant women

what are the side effects to antiretroviral drugs for pregnant women...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The side effects of antiretroviral therapy in pregnant women are similar to other patient populations (for discussion of particular drugs see the body discussion on specific drugs). Pregnant patients may experience more nausea/vomiting than other... Read more »
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Pregnant and HIV positive: Need support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a 32 year old woman. I found out that I was HIV positive in 1996. I had a 2 year old son and an eight month old at the time. I am pregnant now. I have NEVER taken any medication and I have never had a detectable viral load. I do not know any... Read more »

where to find a hiv specialist for pregnant women in Atlanta area

Posted by nandi26, 1 Reply
Im looking for phone numbers of doctors or institutions in the Atlanta area that treat pregnant hiv women. thank you. Read more »

From 'jUST FOUND OUT/ PREGNANT. Thanks for writin

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
HI AGAIN, this is Stace,for the nice ladies who have written to me, I would like to say that I really appreciate you'r support. I have printed up my letters from you all, and I plan to read them when I need the encouragement. I'm pretty sure that... Read more »

Getting Pregnant Hiv +/- couple

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a HIV + woman engaged to a HIV - man. We want to have a baby. What are the options on getting pregnant?? Is artificial insemination the only way?? I read on this website that it's possible to "do it yourself", insert the mans sperm in the... Read more »