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Children Infected With HIV

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
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, 72... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Children Infected With HIV in Public Hospitals

South African medical experts and activists on Monday warned that poor infection controls in public hospitals have caused dozens of babies to become infected with HIV. Treatment Action Campaign spokesperson Mark Heywood said he was aware of more... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Parents of Children Infected With HIV at Libyan Hospital Begin to Speak Out

Newsweek reports on how after 13 years of being forced into silence by the Libyan government, parents are beginning to speak out about the hundreds of children who became infected with HIV/AIDS at Al Fateh pediatric hospital in Benghazi, Libya.... Read more »
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.<a href="" target=_new>Centers for Disease Control</a>... 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 children. I was trying to find data to support this, but was unable to. Why is the central nervous system affected more than other systems such as...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The CNS may be or may not be involved in HIV infection in infants and children; JLS.... 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 her doctor) that kids with HIV and Hep B rarely live to their 25th birthday. My daughter's HIV doctor was very circumspect when I asked him about...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
All I can say is that we are learning daily about new therapies for both HIV and HBV and we are learning constantly about new approaches to treatment. I do not agree that we can forcast the future for your daughter. I do not have a crystal ball and... Read more »

can we have children with out infecting my wife?

i am 36 years of age living with HIV, but my wife is negative living in USA. I am living in Ethiopia. My question "is it possible to have children with out infecting her with HIV?"...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It is possible. It is also expensive. Several assisted reproductive centers in the US and Europe can accomplish this in a way that greatly reduces the risk of HIV transmission. Fertility clinics can help lead you to those clinics that have... Read more »
Connect With Others

Children Infected

Posted by TwinsDad, 3 Replies
I have two children that have been infected with the virus, my wife and me are also infected. I was wondering if somebody has children on treatment. I am taking them to the doctor in Children Hospital in Texas. She is one of the best doctors to... 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 »

Need help for children with hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello all,

I am need of extreme help in this situation. I am very knowledgable and 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... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population infected with HIV is heterosexual. The United Nations predicts AIDS will cut population by 300 million; 300... Read more »