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Deaf And Hiv Children

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: Shocking Revelations on HIV/AIDS and Deaf Children

Deaf children in Kenya are lacking access to information regarding HIV/AIDS. The Kenya Society for Deaf Children (KSDC) says there are no trained personnel in the country to sensitize deaf persons to the dangers posed by AIDS. KSDC Director Ogutu... Read more »
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Deaf-REACH's HIV Prevention Program Speaks the Deaf Community's Language

From the Margin to the Center: A Spotlight Series Did you know that people who are deaf or hard of hearing are two to four times more likely to contract HIV than their hearing counterparts? That's just one of many facts that Sylvie Soulier... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

HIV/AIDS in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Introduction Hearing Impairment The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Stereotyping Communication Between the Hearing and Hearing Impaired HIV Among the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Lack of Information Sexual Contact Substance Abuse Access Issues ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Bilateral deafness

hi Dr B, I have lost 40% of my hearing sometime last year.i would like to find out is this common in people living with HIV?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Sorry to hear of your situation. Hearing loss is not a common, nor described complication of HIV.BY... Read more »

toxoplasmosis in children

Dear Dr., My best friend and I were both pregnant at the same time. Her son was born deaf in one ear. Recently she found out that he now has lost some vision in his left eye. They have diagnosed her son with having toxoplasmosis. They think...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
This is a congenital infection, passed from mom to baby. Your son cannot get it. I don't think the prognosis is great, but I'm not a pediatrician.... Read more »

HIV+male HIV- woman and children

Is is possible for HIV+ male and HIV negative woman to have children of their own...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Yes it is possible to have a baby, but there is a risk that the woman and baby may become HIV infected if you have unprotected vaginal intercourse.BJ... Read more »

the procedure of having children while hiv+ male and hiv negative woman

My husband is hiv+, his viral load is 16.600 and his t4 is 541. We have a strong wish to have children. Is it possible??? how does it work and in wich countries are they doing it allready. we are from the netherlands. Is it easy to do? thank you...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Unprotected intercourse carries the risk of transmitting HIV infection to you , and then potentially to your baby. In vitro fertilization (fertilization of the egg by the sperm outside of the woman) or sperm washing (a special technique in which the... Read more »
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Study on HIV/AIDS in the Deaf Communit

Posted by Anonymous
Hello,
My name is Melissa Adams. I am a hearing student at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. For my Master thesis I am doing interviews with HIV positive Deaf adults to learn about their experience with this disease. The... 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 »

Parents Of HIV Positive Adult Children

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knew of any websites, Forums, online communities, etc. specializing in Parents Of Adult Children With HIV? Thanks.

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WHY DON`T PARENT`S TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN THAT ARE HIV+

Posted by MARYJB67, 3 Replies
I`AM CONFUSED ABOUT WHY DON`T SOME PARENT TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN WHO ARE AFFECTED WITH THIS DISEASE BECAUSE I`VE A MOTHER THAT DOESN`T TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OR GO INTO THE HEALTH DEPT WITH ME EITHER BUT SHE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THE DOCTOR SAY OR WHAT... Read more »