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Children Born To A Mother With Hiv

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about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child born .My sister was never tested before. we are very much worried and want to know the chance of being infection to the child and the expected...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...family must be under getting this information at the time your sister is giving birth. HIV can be transmitted from mother to child, but fortunately, most babies are not infected. About 1 out of every 3 to 4 newborns may be infected. Most... Read more »

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child... Read more »

placenta bleeding and mother-to child HIV transmission

I am 16 weeks pregnancy and I am bleeding, I understand its coming from the placenta which wants to... Read more »
Articles
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

...concluded that breastmilk substitutes and short-term breast-feeding can be safe interventions aimed at preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in urban African settings where adequate nutritional counseling and care, access to clean water and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Maternal Health and Elimination of Pediatric HIV/AIDS

...transmission (PMTCT) services in low- and middle-income countries. However, much work remains to be done. An estimated 430,000 children were newly infected with HIV in 2008, the vast majority through mother-to-child transmission. The new 2009 WHO... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Pediatric HIV/AIDS Conference Cites Lack of Access to Antiretrovirals, High Rates of Mother-to-Child Transmission

... About 12,000 of the 50,000 HIV-positive children in Uganda who are in need of antiretroviral therapy are receiving the treatment, delegates said on Wednesday during the second Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Infants, Pregnant, Nursing Mothers With ARVs Drives Down Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...antiretroviral medication, can dramatically cut transmission rates, enabling moms to both breast-feed and to protect nearly all children from infection," HealthDay News/ Bloomberg Businessweek reports (Goodwin, 6/16). "Taking highly active... Read more »
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i love my mother but.....

Posted by megan, 2 Replies
...and any one who has advice they would like to share please feel free. I'm 21 years old, in my whole life span i've known my mother about 6 years, she's battled with drugs her whole adult life and i got put on hold most of those years.Here's the... Read more »

Just found out, husband stopped taking meds ...

Posted by Zaverolis, 2 Replies
...Finally, we met an intelligent doctor who realized it was cancer. Misdiagnosing doctors scare me. Plus, I was told I was HIV+ in 2000, and have never taken a med, and have had great health. The doctor encouraged me to go on HART, but I felt... Read more »

My father had AIDS...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am still struggling to understand why this happened to my family, and I am finding it hard to find any sort of support for children in the US who have lost parents to this disease. So, I am writing to see if ya'll know of any groups out there... Read more »

SERO converted Child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...we are a heterosexual couple looking to adopt a child thru the state of nj. one of the special needs type of child is a sero converted child. can anyone provide any insight as to Read more »