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Chance Of Spreading Hiv To Newborn

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What is the percentage of chance that HIV coud be spread through sharing smoking pipes/nasal tooters

I have been looking for recent, accurate information regarding the likelihood of HIV being transmitted from one person to another via shared smoking pipes and/or nasal tooters. Could you please provide me with the percentages of chance, and more...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Here's the thing: you're not finding information about this kind of transmission because it really doesn't happen.For someone to get HIV, there needs to be a body fluid with HIV (blood, semen, breast milk, or... Read more »

HIV and Hep C in newborns

I am fostering identical twins born to a mom that is both HIV+ and has Hep C. Birth mom did all the right things to hopefully prevent transmission of the HIV, but what are their chances of having the Hep C? They are 2 weeks old and waiting on...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
Hep C has an erratic transmission pattern and so hopefully the children are not infected. If they have been infected, it is possible that they can clear the Hep without treatment. There are Hep C PCR tests that can be done for the children. If those... Read more »

Newborn Exposure to HIV

Hello. My husband and I are adopting a baby girl, 34 weeks gestation, healthy atbirth, no abnormalities noted or present atthis time, cultures neg, toxicology neg, herpes neg. Mom was HIV positive possible PCP dx, prolonged rupture ofmembranes...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Good for you! You should be able to have her tested for HIV infection using the HIV DNA PCR (the qualitative test, not the quantitative HIV RNA PCR), which will tell you whether she is infected. As you know, the standard antibody test will be... Read more »

newborn testing for hiv

My husband and I are in the process of adopting internationally. A waiting child has become available. She is approx 4 months at this time. Mother is hiv positive but the baby tested negative. They tested her x2 with dna pcr. How accurate is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV DNA PCR is the preferred virologic method for diagnosing HIV during infancy. Clinical studies have shown that by age 28 days, HIV DNA PCR is 96% sensitive and 99% specific for identifying HIV proviral DNA. When two HIV DNA PCR assays are... Read more »
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KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS?

wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO?

QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY GET... Read more »

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www.poz.com help spread the word on HIV+ dating

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