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Children Born With Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

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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CAN WE ASSUME CHILDRENS ARE HIV NEGATIVE

MY CLOSEST FRIEND DIAGANOSED HIV POSITIVE,DUE TO SOCIAL STIGMA, WE ONLY KNOWS THE FACT (NOT CONFIRMED BY ANTOHER CHECK-UP)HE HAS FOUR CHILDRENS, FIRST TWO ARE MARRIED GIRLS. ONE TWENTY THREE YEARS OLD, HAVING ONE CHILD, 2 YEARS OLD. THE OTHER GIRL...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...(or 10 for that matter); if your friend's wife is HIV negative, it's impossible for her to have transmitted the virus to their children. So, it is safe to assume that they are HIV negative.In our country (US), the government recommends testing... Read more »

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
...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 been reassuring... Read more »

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I never had a hiv test done while pregnant but my baby is hiv neg what does that mean.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...6 months of age, it means categorically that your baby doesn't have HIV infection. On the other hand, since about 2/3rds of children born to HIV+ mothers do not get HIV infection, a negative test in your child doesn't prove that you don't have... Read more »

baby with HIV

how can we keep children with HIV to live above 2 to 3years old apart from anti retrovirus drugs.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A small percentage of children born with HIV may do OK without antiretroviral drugs (there is a wide range in how fast children can get sick from AIDS). Optimizing nutrition 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

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

...AP/Detroit News ( AP/Detroit News , 11/23). Erin Leonard, a social worker who counsels HIV-positive teenagers at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital , said that revealing an HIV-positive status to friends and family can be "a complicated,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 8. Children With HIV/AIDS

...and more effective anti-HIV treatment, fewer HIV-positive infants are born in Canada than in the time before HAART. And many children who were born with HIV are now reaching their teenage years and adulthood. Children with HIV are like other... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Experts at Conference Discuss Testing, Treatment Access for Children

...Fernando Parreno, a pediatrician with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Zimbabwe, said that without proper treatment, "half of the children born with HIV will die before they reach the age of two." The World Health Organization has called for... Read more »
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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 »

Survey: HIV- women desiring children with HIV+ man

Posted by Poppy
...BAPAC, Bay Area Perinatel AIDS Center is conducting an online survey for HIV- women, desiring to have children with an HIV+ male partner. The goal of this survey is to collect data which will be useful in educating couples, physicians, Read more »

Perinatal HIV and the thymus

Posted by kitbonner, 1 Reply
...anatomy/physiology class. Was hoping one (or more!) of you might be able to help me! Someone raised the question in class today about children born with HIV, and the affect that has on their thymus. Does anyone here know? Do children born with... Read more »

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Posted by rainbowhisperer, 6 Replies
...you looked at my profile I am a foster parent above other things. I am so excited today because I will find out if the the two children that I have one is five and the other is six will be going up for adoption, I will be the first one in line to... Read more »