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Causes Of Aids Virus In Children

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

... Table of Contents The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discuss with their children. However it is important that all families have this discussion. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show
Ask the Experts

HIV+ man having children

Dr. Bob, thank you for all of your calming words, and the time you devote to helping those with HIV and the "worrywarts". My question is technical, but can an HIV+ man have a child through in-vitro without risk to the baby or the mother? Or is the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...researchers recently describing an improvement in the method of sperm-washing that appears to remove even the theoretical risk of HIV infection for an HIV-negative woman wanting to conceive a child with an HIV-positive guy. The report appeared a... Read more »

HIV+ person wants children

Hey Dr. Bob I have a client who found out recently that his boyfriend is HIV+. He asked me a question about the possibility of his boyfriend having children in the future. I told him that because it would probably be in vitro fertilization and a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...provide information and that provide these services. Here is a comment and list of general resources: Studies have suggested that HIV is not present in the sperm themselves but it is in the fluid which surrounds them (Semen). Sperm washing... Read more »

Can an HIV+ person have children without passing the virus to the kids

Dr. I would appreciate if you can provide some knowledge about HIV/AIDS. Can an HIV+ person have children without passing the virus to the kids? Method such as sperm washing or whatever.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
... The question about whether an HIV+ man can have children without passing the virus to the kids is a very important one. The forum which deals with this is "Mixed-HIV status couples". Dr. Robert Remien has many words of Read more »

Children with AIDS/HIV in Daycare

I work in a daycare in Ohio. I have heard that it is not required for a parent to notify a daycare about HIV/AIDS status. We take precautions whenever dealing with blood or fluids, but there are often other kids in the room that we have to be...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...disclosure is voluntary. You are wise to take precautions whenever dealing with blood or fluids. Because there are often other children in the room to whom you must be attentive, I suggest you turn the experience into a teachable moment: ask the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...pregnant women are available, new infections of children are rare. There were about 2 million children around the world living with HIV in 2007. Anyone age 13 or younger is counted as a child in US health statistics. In 1992, almost 1,000... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Officials Say More Rwandan Children Receiving Access to HIV/AIDS Services; New Strategies to Be Discussed at Pediatric Conference UNICEF and other partners of the Rwandan government, will take place under the theme "Equity in financing services for HIV infected and affected children." The focus of the conference will be to generate concrete strategies to decrease the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Survival of Children With HIV in the United States Has Improved Dramatically Since 1990s, New Analysis Shows

...antiretroviral drugs in the mid-1990s, concludes a large-scale study of the long-term outcomes of children and adolescents with HIV in the United States. In spite of this improvement, however, young people with HIV continue to die at 30 times the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Uganda's HIV/AIDS Policies Overlook Young Children, Study Says

... Uganda's policies on HIV/AIDS overlook young children living with or affected by the disease, according to a study released on Wednesday by the African Capacity Building Foundation Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Need insurance coverage for HIV child adopting

Posted by opinco, 1 Reply
...want to know, is there a particular insurance provider that they should purchase her insurance from that covers pre-existing HIV in a minor? We have numerous children listed so I would love to have an answer for families. What do you recommend?... Read more »

Raising Children with HIV

Posted by TwinsDad, 3 Replies 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
...shortly after the death of her son from AIDS. Her husband tested HIV–negative and she denied any other risk factors for HIV infection. She had nursed her son for approximately six weeks before his death and had on occasion failed to... Read more »