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Caring For Children Who Are Hiv Positive

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Children and HIV

... How Serious Is HIV for Children? How Are Children Different? Research on Children Treatment for Children Children and Adherence The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Children? Where antiretroviral medications (ARVs) and good medical care for
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percentage rate of children in foster care with Aids

Whatis the precentage rate of children in foster care that is infected with Aids?
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...I suspect that the percentage of children who are HIV infected in foster care varies considerably by geographic location, ethnicity, and age. I suggest you call an Read more »

How is hearing loss related to Antiretrovirals

People involved with the daily care of children with HIV positive status in South Africa have confided in me that these children, who are on first generation antiretroviral medications, seem to be experiencing decreased hearing sensitivity since...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In my adult patients occasionally there seems to be accelerated hearing loss possible due to one of the antiretrovirals. Which drug often is hard to pin down. I have had a few patients where it seemed like 3TC or AZT might have contributed so the... Read more »

Debate in day care, kids with HIV

This may seem an odd request. My daughter is in her third year of training to be a day care worker. As part of the course they have been asked to debate for and against a child with HIV being aloud into a day care.As I am a volunteer with Aids...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. This is a very difficult question to answer, since there are no reasons why a child with HIV should not be allowed into day care. Since HIV is not transmitted through any form of casual contact, an HIV positive Read more »

Work in HIV child care home

Hello. I am working as a volunteer recently and I have recently asked to work with AIDS and HIV children. I had a wonderful time, but the children were very physical with me, they hugging on me and climbing on me and while singing with me, a few...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Blood, semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk. Those are the infectious fluids, and that's the good news. Have a great time with the kids. Your affection--and your acceptance of theirs--is life-sustaining to them. Rehearse in your mind how you would... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jamaica Program Aims to Help Older Family Members Provide Care for HIV-Positive Children

... on Monday profiled a program in the western part of the country aimed at improving the treatment outcomes of HIV-positive children. According to the Gleaner , "the burden of care" for many children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS has... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Day Care Center for HIV-Positive Children in Texas Closes Because of Lack of Need

... A day care center for HIV-positive children run by Catholic Charities in Fort Worth, Texas, closed on Tuesday because it is no longer needed, the Dallas Morning News Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Expanding Treatment, Care in Africa for HIV-Positive Children

... The New York Times on Wednesday examined how care and treatment for HIV-positive children in Africa gradually is expanding and improving. According to the Times , children largely have been left out of HIV/AIDS Read more »
National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center

Well Care for HIV-Positive Children

...choosing a doctor and a program that will provide the best care for your child. Try to find a doctor who has taken care of other children with HIV or AIDS. Usually one of the following kinds of doctors will be responsible for coordinating your... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies long can children live with hiv 2 years and 4 years old very worried Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...who have acquired it through accident, while performing an extremely compassionate and admirable job. Also for those little kids and Moms (infected by husbands) who are innocent and do not deserve the disease AT ALL. I think 99% of your... Read more »

Raising Children with HIV

Posted by TwinsDad, 3 Replies
...Hello ladies, I am posting this for my wife. She is still in denial and I want to help her with some information about raising children with HIV in 2005. Thank you for your cooperation. Read more »

Need help for children with hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 to understand the disease and it's transmission and he won't let me tell them... Read more »