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Children Born To A Mother With Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two-Year Morbidity-Mortality and Alternatives to Prolonged Breast-Feeding Among Children Born to HIV-Infected Mothers in Cote d'Ivoire

Renaud Becquet of the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale Unite in France and colleagues conducted the study from 2001 through 2005 among 557 infants born to HIV-positive women in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. After their infants... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

99 Percent of Children Born to HIV-Positive Mothers in Malaysia Uninfected

Malaysia's Women, Family, and Community Development Minister Daluk Rohani Abdul Karim reported that 99 percent of babies born to HIV-infected women in 2011 were uninfected by the virus. She attributed this to the success of Malaysia's Prevention of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Negative Babies Born to HIV-Positive Mothers Have Weakened Ability to Fight Some Infections

"Babies who are exposed to HIV at birth but don't become infected with the virus have lower levels of antibodies to diseases such as whooping cough, tetanus and pneumococcus," according to a study published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

children born to infected mother

i have heard that there are meds one can take to prevent or reduce the chance of mother passing hiv on to unborn child. any truth? also if it is true, have the children been tested for possible immunity to hiv? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
yes, there are medications that can prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.No surprise, they are called antiretroviral medications. In the state of Colorado, where I work, there have been no infants born to infected mothers (those under care)... Read more »

Could a child born to HIV+ Mother be HIV+ at 8 years without SYMPTOMS?

An HIV+ mother had a newborn who was put on AZT in 1995. Could that child be HIV+ now?If so, would they be tested yearly by regular pediatrician?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If the baby tested negative for HIV antibody after 18 months of age, the baby is not infected.BJ... Read more »

HIV Antibodies on Babies Born From Mothers With HIV

Hi, doc.I read your response on the question entitled "Baby Cured of HIV?" from someone living in Africa.So... you mentioned that if a mother is HIV+, when she gives birth, the HIV antibodies are passed on to the baby. I'm not in the...
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
Great question. These antibodies do not persist after the first year of life. Therefore, there is no long term immunity or protection against HIV that is established in the child. These antibodies develop in the mother in reaction to infection.... Read more »

How can babies born form HIV positive mothers not being infected?

I would like to know how can the babies of HIV positive mothers not to get infected, as long as the baby "shares" mother's blood through placental circulation? Is HIV one of the "products" that do not cross the placental...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Only 1 in 4 babies born to untreated and non-breastfeeding HIV infected women will be infected with HIV; most HIV infected babies are infected when they are exposed to virus in the vagina during the birth process; some babies are infected while in... Read more »
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next generation born Hiv slim yet still possible

Posted by riverprincess
With the medical breakthroughs for pregnate women there is becoming a generation that may or may not be infected.Growing up is tough enough in general . Hopefully parents are open enough to talk to their children so that they are strong with... Read more »

I'm an HIV mother looking for friends

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi there,
I'm an HIV mother looking for friends to share thoughts, stories and encouragement with. Why don't you contact me.


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how do u get it and know u have it when your born?

Posted by Adioatticus, 1 Reply
i posted beforeand stuff, and im just wondering...i got great answers that said since we didnt have sex before with other people we arent at risk...but then how do we know one of us wasnt born with it? would we like know when we went to the docters... Read more »

surrogate mothers

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
As a gay man who has always wanted children I have been wondering about looking into surrogate mothers, but she would have to be hiv + since I am. I am healthy and doing well. Educated and stable. But, when I've inquired about this at "gay and... Read more »