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Children and HIV

...medical care while they are pregnant. It also happens where ARVs are not available, where new mothers feed their babies breast milk, or where blood for transfusions is not always screened. How Are Children Different? Children's immune systems are still developing. They have a different response to HIV infection. CD4 cell counts (see Fact Sheet 124 ) and viral load counts (see Fact Sheet 125 ) are higher than in adults. An infant's...
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Children exposed to antiretrovirals in the womb

Fourteen years ago my child was born. During pregnancy I was given AZT - the only effective meds in that era. My child received till 6 weeks after his birth AZT as a syrup. Thank God he tested negative. With my mind at ease on his HIV-status, today...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...born which has been document, is usually mild, and appears to wane with time. There are a number of long term follow-up studies involving HIV- children born to HIV+ women who took antiretroviral meds during pregnancy. In general the results have... Read more »

WHY HAVE CHILDREN?

I hear many inquiries about infected people wanting to have children. Why dopeople want to have babies only to die shortly after? The emotional hardshipof a fatal disease must be more traumatic knowing that you're leaving behinddependents not to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...for them to make. You raise some ofthe issues in your question. There is no simple answer to this question,since the issues involved can vary from one couple to another. The key pointto make here is that, when raising any child, to always plan... Read more »

How do you tell your kids that a family member has AIDS?

My children and I have shared a home with my fiance and his brother, who has AIDS, for the past year. My sons are 11 and 8 and have not been told that their future uncle has AIDS. I realize that AIDS is not airborne, but I am worried that I am...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. First of all, HIV is not transmitted through any form of household casual contact, so your kids would not be at any risk just by living in the same house. There would only be a risk if they were directly exposed to... Read more »

Single Male wants children and HIV+

I have been positive for about 10 years now, and desparately want children. I am single and interested in IVF using a seragate and a egg donor. If this something that I can do? Another question, my doctor took me off my meds about 2 years ago, I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...having children with egg donors and surrogates that I am aware of. Most of the studies of IVF have been done in Europe and have involved serodiscordant couples. In order to find a clinic in Chicago you can try the American Academy of HIV... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces on NIH-Funded AIDS Drug Trials Involving Foster Children

... Researchers who conducted NIH -funded HIV/AIDS drug trials involving hundreds of HIV-positive foster children often did not appoint independent advocates for the children, despite policies requiring Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Libya to Boycott Trade, Investment With Bulgaria Over Dispute Involving Nurses Who Allegedly Infected Children With HIV

...investment embargo on Bulgaria because of its government's refusal to pay compensation to families of more than 400 HIV-positive children allegedly infected by five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor, an unnamed Libyan government official... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Libyan Officials Deny Reports of Trade Embargo Over Case Involving Bulgarian Nurses Who Allegedly Infected Children With HIV

...investment embargo on Bulgaria because of the government's refusal to pay compensation to the families of more than 400 HIV-positive children allegedly infected by five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor, Sofia News Agency reports (Sofia... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces on NIH-Funded AIDS Drug Trials Involving Foster Children

...Researchers who conducted NIH -funded HIV/AIDS drug trials involving hundreds of HIV-positive foster children often did not appoint independent advocates for the children, despite policies requiring Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has daily care for 2 kids. i presume this is ok, but how often should the kids be tested? and what precautions can we easily make to avoid... Read more »

My father had AIDS...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ya'll know of any groups out there and also to remind parents how hard this disease is on children, even when only one parent is affected. My mother hid what happened to my dad from me for 10 years, do not make the same mistake! Read more »

Wanting kids

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
...felt guilt, dirty and ashamed about my condition. The first thing in my mind was if I can have children in the future. I wanted kids that actually the reason why I broke up with my girl is she doesnt want kids. I know I can be a great father, I... Read more »

Totally disgusted with child

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
...My daughter has HIV. What a fucken idiot not using protection. now its all a fuckin mess. She's a hateful inconsiderate self centered 25 yr old Read more »