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Children Born With Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Childhood HIV Risks Becoming Neglected Disease as Fewer Children Born With HIV, Experts Warn

"The success in reducing the number of children born with HIV is in danger of leaving children who already have the disease with poor access to treatment, experts in HIV and AIDS have warned," BMJ reports. "Denis Broun, executive director of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children Born With HIV Now Teenagers Face Difficulty of Making Their Illness Public

Children who were born with HIV and who are now becoming teenagers are facing the difficult situation of telling people about their disease, the AP/Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Although infants born with HIV originally were given short... Read more »
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 »
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 »

babies born hiv positive

How many children are born HIV positive because of positive parent ,each year?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 800,000 babies become HIV infected every year in the world.BJ... 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
from being born with HIV (known as perinatal infection), until symptoms begin, and finally until full-blown AIDS begins.Most children born with HIV have come down with full-blown AIDS as children. For example, in the United States, from 1981 until... 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 »

Had unprotected sex with woman born with hiv? Test was negative at 6 weeks? Please help?!

Posted by Reez79, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl 4 or 5 times on July 31st. She confessed 4 days later she was born with hiv. I went to the hospital after she told me and they gave me pep.

I stopped taking the pep on September 9th and went to get a hiv rapid... 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 »

borning tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
People, i have this unpleasant sensation of tingling and burning in the tip of my tongue, i heard that this could be HIV related. Is this true? Itested neg at 4 months and smoke a lot, do anyone of you smoke? Has anyone of you experienced... Read more »