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Chances Of Passing Hiv Through Breastfeeding

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Pregnancy and HIV

How Do Babies Get AIDS? How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? Breastfeeding How Do We Know if a Newborn Is Infected? What About the Mother's Health? The Bottom Line How Do Babies Get AIDS? HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of babies of HIV infected mothers get HIV. If the...
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is there a large chance of passing hiv to a partner if one is on atripla for 6 yrs and recent bloodwork shows undetected?

the title is my question. im healthy i take my atripla every day. bloodwork last month came out high levels of white cells and i am undetected. i heard that being undetected there is a very slim chance of passing the hiv to a negative individual. is...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The risk of transmission is significantly reduced with HIV therapy. IS the risk as low as zero? Probably not. The viral load in the blood may not reflect the viral load in the semen. So, the risk is low but it is not impossible. DW... Read more »

chances of passing on hiv to partner

a 53 yo male living with female partner.Diagosed 15 mths ago On HAART since diagnosis. VL undetectable,and cd4 count 640. USse condoms allways.Partner still has anxieties about trasmission. Please advise, Thank you....
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Consistent and correct condom use is a highly effective means of preventing transmission of HIV. The excellent health of the HIV+ partner adds an extra layer of security. However, that does not mean that the uninfected partner will not have some... Read more »

Being Undectable for 3yrs what are the chances of me passing HIV on - sex wise??

Hi Dr Bob,I have been undectable for 3yrs now and my cd4 count is 770, I am on Saquinavir, Ritonavir, Kivexa, Lyrica and Zamadol. I was diagnosed 6months a go with Neuropathy which is under control now. The question is i have had partners who want...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here's what we know. Using potent antiretroviral drugs to drive plasma HIV viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, what we do not know is if the risk becomes so low that it's... Read more »

Baby 1 Year Old Chance Of HIV?

I have a baby girl who is 1 years old and I'm dying with guilt and stress of possibly infecting her with HIV.About 2 weeks ago, I went on a business trip to China and I had vaginal sex with a "hostess". At the end of our session, she...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:1. There is no way to tell, "what your chances were". Only a test will you be able to tell you whether or not transmission has occurred. 2. As long as a one year-old without HIV.3. Here is some information on <a... Read more »
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chance of passing it on

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i had unprotected sex with someone i don't know about 11 months ago. about two weeks after i had strep throat and tonsilitis for a few weeks. i believe i may have HIV. i have recently began having sex w/ my boyfriend. he knows that i might have HIV... Read more »

How is HIV passed from one person to another?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

HIV transmission can occur when blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), vaginal fluid, or breast milk from an infected person enters the body of an uninfected person.
HIV can enter the body through a vein (e.g., injection drug use), the... Read more »

Passing on HIV via Saliva

Posted by SaltyWater, 2 Replies
Now I know you can't catch HIV by kissing, but imagine this scenario

You know someone is HIv and your cool with it. You know you cant catch it by french kissing, but suppose the negative person had core / cold core on the edge of his mouth, if the... Read more »

Is this ars Symptom? did i pass the seroconversion

Posted by merci225, 3 Replies
I had sex with a girl. We kept contact, and couple of days, she contacted me saying that she was HIV + and that i had to test.

We were not under the unflence of any drugs. She gave me fellation and our genitals were rubing. I had body fluids on my... Read more »