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Cesarean Birth For Hiv

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...written treatment guidelines that outline the best practices to reduce the risk of vertical transmission. These guidelines recommend: anti-HIV drugs for the mother during pregnancy and during labour delivery by C-section (cesarean section), when appropriate a short course of anti-HIV drugs for the baby after birth no breast-feeding Guidelines are a starting point. You and your doctor should fully discuss all decisions about your...
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I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sampling, and internal fetal monitoring, can cause small tears in the baby's skin and increase the risk of transmission further.Cesarean Sections vs. Vaginal Delivery A Cesarean section -- also referred to as C-section -- is delivery via a... Read more »

SAFE CHILD BIRTH .

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A HIV POSITIVE MALE AND NEGATIVE FEMALE TO MEET AND HAVE CHILDREN WHO WILL BE UNINFECTED? IF YES, PLEASE WHAT ARE THE METHODS THROUGH WHICH THIS WILL BE A SUCCESS
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sampling, and internal fetal monitoring, can cause small tears in the baby's skin and increase the risk of transmission further. Cesarean Sections vs. Vaginal Delivery A Cesarean section -- also referred to as C-section -- is delivery via a... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sampling, and internal fetal monitoring, can cause small tears in the baby's skin and increase the risk of transmission further.Cesarean Sections vs. Vaginal Delivery A Cesarean section -- also referred to as C-section -- is delivery via a... Read more »

HIV+ DAD and HIV- MOM desire CHILD

Is it possible for a HIV+ Dad that is undetectable and a HIV- Mom to have a HIV- baby? Please advise.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sampling, and internal fetal monitoring, can cause small tears in the baby's skin and increase the risk of transmission further. Cesarean Sections vs. Vaginal Delivery A Cesarean section -- also referred to as C-section -- is delivery via a... Read more »
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PositiveWords

C-Sections for HIV-Positive Women

...(HAART) has reduced the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission to as low as 1%. But many pregnant HIV+ women wonder if elective cesarean section (C-section) can also help protect their babies. Elective or planned C-sections are done before... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...be commended, which is in the domain of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). The risk of HIV-positive mothers giving birth to HIV-positive babies has decreased from approximately 25% in 1993 to less than 1% today due to appropriate... Read more »
Project Inform

Mother-to-Child HIV Prevention: Is Elective C-section Necessary

...Studies suggest that the majority of mother-to-child HIV transmission (vertical transmission) occurs during labor and delivery, thereby fueling a debate about the safest route of child Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of babies of infected mothers get HIV. 5% to 20% more can be infected through breastfeeding. Mothers with higher viral loads are more likely to infect... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...her baby will get infected with HIV. If health care providers treat HIV-infected pregnant women and deliver their babies by cesarean section, the chances of the baby being infected can be reduced to a rate of 1 percent. HIV infection of newborns... 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 Read more »

I'm just diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...hi everyone, I'm 31 years old female from Indonesia, today, i just diagnosed as HIV+. I got it from my ex husband. Thank God, my 2,5 years old daughter is negative. I'm planning to re-marry in a short while... Read more »