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Children Infected With HIV

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Ask the Experts

Rate of HIV Infection in children

I would like to know the rate at which children between the ages of 5 and 12 years have been infected with HIV over the past five (5) years.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know. Try looking it up on the website for the Centers for Disease Control. They keep statistics on rates of infection in different groups. Centers for Disease Control Read more »

HIV and Hep B Co-infection in Children

My daughter is 13 and is co-infected with HIV and Hep B. I recently heard from a pediatric ID (not... Read more »

HIV infection sites in infants and children

I have read that the central nervous system is the largest site for HIV infections in infants and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kyrgyz President Orders Help for Children Infected With HIV Due to Apparent Negligence

... President Kurmanbek Bakiyev of Kyrgyzstan on Monday ordered one-time payments of $14,600 to each of the children who recently contracted HIV due to apparent medical negligence. In two hospitals in the southern part of the former Soviet nation, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Western Countries Should "Show Compassion" for Libyan Children Infected With HIV, Libyan Prime Minister Says

...that the Libyan Health Ministry failed to adequately screen blood products and allowed poor sterilization practices at Al Fateh Children's Hospital in Benghazi, where the children were infected. Western governments and human rights groups have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Genetic Evidence That Medical Workers Did Not Infect Libyan Children With HIV Published in Journal

...University and co-author of the analysis said (AP/ San Jose Mercury News , 12/6). Idriss Lagha, head of the Libyan Union for Children Infected With HIV, said the report's conclusions are "baseless and nonsense" (Ritter, AP/ Toronto Star ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Libya Will Not Execute Six Health Workers Accused of Intentionally Infecting Children With HIV, Kadafi's Son Says

...that the Libyan Health Ministry failed to screen blood products adequately and allowed poor sterilization practices at Al Fateh Children's Hospital in Benghazi, where the health care workers were employed and where the children were infected. Two... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Raising Children with HIV

Posted by TwinsDad, 3 Replies
...Hello ladies, I am posting this for my wife. She is still in denial and I want to help her with some information about raising children with HIV in 2005. Thank you for your cooperation. Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...frustrated and angered the rest of the world! In twenty-five years, we have three generations (mothers, daughters and their children) infected with HIV! Lack of prevention in the spread of HIV means many more generations will be burdened with... Read more »

Need help for children with hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have read everything there is to read about hiv and it's transmission. My ex husband is hiv positive and we have two small children under four. They are too young to understand the disease and it's transmission and he won't let me tell them... Read more »