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AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...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 children were infected in the US. By 2008, there were 182 new infections and 41 new diagnoses of AIDS. African-American newborns are much more likely to be infected than children of other races. Most children with HIV were born to mothers with HIV. Others got a transfusion of infected blood. In the developed world,...
Ask the Experts

Please help me... A mommy worried

i am very worried lately. My Ex husband was found positive for HIV in april of this year. I have not had sex with him in about 3 and a half years now (dec 2005). Very very Shortly before we broke up i had a baby.Im worried about my child's health...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...HIV testing is usually conducted during pregnancy. However, to be safe, you and your child should be HIV tested. Read more »

Who has to know?

If my child is HIV positive do I have to inform the school she attends?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...care when needed. You should discuss this with your child's health care provider -- as the numbers of school-age children with HIV increase, many HIV specialists have become quite experienced in approaching and working with school systems to... Read more »

talking to child about HIV/AIDS

What are some guidelines and resources for mothers w/ HIV/AIDS to talk to their child about living w/ a parent w/ the disease?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...The National Center for Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center (http://www.womenchildrenhiv.org) is an excellent resource for families living with HIV and has materials that Read more »

Thank you and tell me how to fight denialists (AIDS DENIALISTS) (GARY NULL)

Dear Dr. Bob, Thanks a lot for your wonderful work. May you live a very long very healthy life and may I send whatever good Karma I have to you (Om mani padme hum). I am currently in a window period, worrying about my results, but your site, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,One of the very best Web sites for debunking all the AIDS denialism poppycock can be found on TAC's (Treatment Action Campaign) Web site at http://www.tac.org.za/debunking.html. In addition Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Hindering Namibia's Progress in Improving Child Health

...immune deficiency, pneumonia and diarrhea. Some experts say that HIV/AIDS will cause at least a six-year delay in the country's child health development. According to the Mail and Guardian, this makes it unlikely that the country will decrease... Read more »
International AIDS Society

International AIDS Society (IAS) Emphasizes Universal Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care as a Prerequisite for Improving Maternal and Child Health

...and aid organisations made commitments totaling $40bn to reach the goals, with particular emphasis on improving maternal and child health. A global strategy for women's and children's health, focused on reducing maternal and child deaths,... Read more »
International AIDS Society

IAS Urges G8 to Follow Through on Prior Commitment to Universal Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care by 2010 as Part of New Maternal and Child Health Initiative

...2010, emphasizing that fulfilling this prior commitment to AIDS must be a central part of any new initiative on maternal and child health. The letter to Prime Minister Harper, sent on 29 January, was signed by the current, future and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNICEF Report Examines Maternal, Child Health Worldwide, Including HIV/AIDS Issues

...pregnancy complications than women in industrialized nations. The report also found some progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS among pregnant women. Among women ages 15 to 24 accessing prenatal clinics, HIV prevalence has decreased in 14 of 17... Read more »
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Need insurance coverage for HIV child adopting

Posted by opinco, 1 Reply
...direction and help. I help place children with special needs for adoption. We have a little girl a family wants to adopt, she is HIV positive from birth, now 8 years old. The family uses private insurance as he is a contractor. They must be... Read more »

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS has... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Posted by Anonymous
...design, management, evaluation or operations research in developing countries required, preferably related to maternal and child health care. Significant experience in workplan development, program planning and training desired. Demonstrated... Read more »