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Do Women Get Tested For Hiv After Giving Birth

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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...2% when the mother takes AZT during the last 10-12 weeks of her pregnancy, the mother takes a single dose of nevirapine (see Fact Sheet 431 ) during labor, and the newborn takes a single dose of nevirapine within 3 days of birth. ART is becoming more available throughout the world. The World Health Organization estimates that the use of ART prevented 65,000 infant infections through 2008. Wherever ART is generally available, women should...
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SAFE CHILD BIRTH .

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A HIV POSITIVE MALE AND NEGATIVE FEMALE TO MEET AND HAVE CHILDREN WHO WILL BE UNINFECTED? IF YES, PLEASE WHAT ARE THE METHODS THROUGH WHICH THIS WILL BE A SUCCESS
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment after giving birth -- a decision that should only be made in consultation with her healthcare team. Which HIV Drugs... Read more »

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pregnancy.HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment after giving birth -- a decision that should only be made in consultation with her healthcare team.Which... Read more »

HIV+ DAD and HIV- MOM desire CHILD

Is it possible for a HIV+ Dad that is undetectable and a HIV- Mom to have a HIV- baby? Please advise.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment after giving birth -- a decision that should only be made in consultation with her healthcare team. Which HIV Drugs... Read more »

HIV+ man having children

Dr. Bob, thank you for all of your calming words, and the time you devote to helping those with HIV and the "worrywarts". My question is technical, but can an HIV+ man have a child through in-vitro without risk to the baby or the mother? Or is the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment after giving birth -- a decision that should only be made in consultation with her healthcare team. Which HIV Drugs... Read more »
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Number of HIV-Infected Women Giving Birth in U.S. Increased 40% From 2000 to 2006, Estimates Show

...message is that, obviously, prevention and services need to be targeted at this growing number of [HIV-infected] women who are giving birth, and that we need better information on the group of women we're looking at. At this point, we have no... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

With Help, Minnesota Moms Keep Babies HIV-Free

... The number of women with HIV giving birth in Minnesota tripled over the past decade. However, mother-to-child (MTC) HIV infections have been nearly eliminated during the Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...come in a female version. To be effective, male and female condoms have to be used consistently and correctly. Other forms of birth control, such as birth control pills, diaphragms, or implants do NOT provide protection against HIV. There is not... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...Pregnancy The majority of studies done to date have shown that taking HIV drugs during pregnancy does not increase the risk of birth defects. However, there are certain HIV drugs that should not be used by pregnant women because of potential... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Direct blood or mucous membrane contact with an infected person's blood. From an infected mother to her child, during pregnancy, birth, or breast feeding. Sharing needles or equipment for drug use. Who Should Be Tested? Testing is recommended... Read more »

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk? Read more »

After 15 Months Just Tested POS!!!

Posted by pozsailor1, 5 Replies
...NO NOT HIV, thank God! Pos for CMV. I don't know what that means for me now, but as I've been telling numerous Docs all along there is Read more »