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Cesarean Birth For Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Natural Birth for HIV+ Woman

What are the risks for an HIV woman that has already given birth by C-section over 2 years ago and wishes to have a natural birth this time? Her count is very low almost undetectable. ...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
If your viral load is under 1000 copies and you are on antiretroviral treatment, the chance of transmitting the virus to your baby is very low and vaginal delivery can be considered. Many women can safely delivery a baby vaginally after a prior... Read more »



hiv-positive mom about to give birth

am about to give birth. what are the dos and donts? is breastfeeding safe or not? ... Read more »
The Well Project

Birth Control and HIV

Table of Contents HIV+ Women and Birth Control Methods That Protect Against HIV Infection Methods That Do Not Protect Against HIV Infection Briefs on Other Methods That Do Not Protect Against HIV Infection How to Choose HIV+ Women... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV One of Risks Facing Millions of Children Worldwide Who Are Not Registered at Birth, UNICEF Report Says

HIV is one of the many risks facing millions of children worldwide who are not registered at birth, according to UNICEF 's State of the World's Children 2006 report, which was released on Wednesday, the Toronto Star reports (Ward, Toronto Star... Read more »

This Positive Life: An Interview With Sarah

xxx --> Sarah, let's start from the beginning. Can you tell our readers how you got HIV? When I was born, my mother had a pretty bad C-section [cesarean section]. As a result, she had to get a blood transfusion, and the blood transfusion... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

With Help, Minnesota Moms Keep Babies HIV-Free

The number of women with HIV giving birth in Minnesota tripled over the past decade. However, mother-to-child (MTC) HIV infections have been nearly eliminated during the same timeframe, thanks to a collaborative effort by hospitals, obstetricians,... Read more »
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currently pregnant/recently gave birth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing a story for the magazine HIV plus ( on the options available and optimal treatments for HIV-positive individuals who are choosing to have children. I am interested in speaking with women who recently gave birth... Read more »

Hiv+ & Preg 2nd time, doubts on method delivery

Posted by MoonDreamer, 2 Replies
I'm pregnant with my second child, which was planned, and while my first was a c-section now I have the option of a vaginal birth. I really would love to try it this time and was going to fight my doc about it but he surprised me by saying he is... Read more »

HIV and MRSA I need info.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My daughter is HIV positive. Last year she gave birth to a healthy little girl. I was there for the birth and went into the delivery room. She soon became sick with MRSA. It was a C-section birth and the staph infection developed. I went to be by... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
I was in a serious monogamous relationship and we decided to become sexual active. I used the birth control pill but we didn't use any type of condom to prevent STDs. I know that I didn't have any STD's before being with this person but i wasn't... Read more »