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Children and HIV

How Serious Is HIV for Children? How Are Children Different? Research on Children Treatment for Children Children and Adherence The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Children? Where antiretroviral medications (ARVs) and good medical care for pregnant women are available, new infections of children are rare. There were about 2 million children around the world living with HIV in 2007. Anyone age 13 or younger is counted as a child in...
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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 »

How long is it from being born with HIV to when symptoms and AIDS begins?

is it possible for a new born child with hiv not to show symptoms for ten years or more. what is the maximum period for a new born baby with hiv to develop symtoms or to progress to aids...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. As treatments have significantly improved over the past few years, the length of time from infection, to when symptoms begin, to when full-blown AIDS begins, have significantly increased (both in children and adults).... 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 »

born with HIV

a child is born and is given AZT drug, does that mean the child has HIV?...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
No that does not necessarily mean the child has HIV. Antiviral medications are given to HIV+ women before and during childbirth to help prevent transmission of HIV to the baby; and given to the baby at birth to also help prevent infection.... Read more »
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next generation born Hiv slim yet still possible

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
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 »

A thousand questions borne of terror & sadness...

Posted by YetiLord75, 2 Replies
I had inebriated sex with someone other than my wife almost a full month ago. Because I was drunk, the condom I was trying to use did not stay on and I continued to have sex with her despite the lack of condom, in my stupidly drunk state.

Two days... Read more »

children

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
how long can children live with hiv 2 years and 4 years old
very worried Read more »

children

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
does any one know the average lifespan of children born with hiv in the US with the newer meds Read more »