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Do You Need An Hiv Test To Adopt A Child

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Adopting a Ukrainian child who had a HIV-positive mother

I am currently in Ukraine looking to adopt a little 19mon girl. Her mother was HIV+. They say she has been tested 3 times and has been negative. The Ped coming with me said that she could do a quick test - what would that be and how accurate. A...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Thanks for your post and question.Of course, a true ELISA test would be more reassuring, but I'd have to think that with three previous negative tests and a current rapid test in your hands that it's unlikely that your child will have HIV.... Read more »

Adopting Child with initial positive then negative tests

We are considering adopting a child with the following results: 02/04 born;04/04 negative PCR... Read more »

Adoption of a child whose Mother was HIV positive!

My spouse and I have adopted a child whose mother has HIV. The child was tested after birth for HIV... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Why U.S. Physicians Slow to Adopt Use of Rapid HIV Test

The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined the various reasons why rapid HIV tests, which give results in about 20 minutes and have been available since 2003, have been "slowly adopted" by U.S. physicians. According to a survey expected to be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

At UNGASS, Nations Adopt Final Declaration

U.N. member nations attending the U.N. General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS in New York City on Friday after "difficult" negotiations reached a compromise on a final declaration to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the Washington Post ... Read more »
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Ukraine Says No to Elton John's Desire to Adopt an HIV-Positive Boy

It's a sad day when an HIV-positive child is stuck in an orphanage, unlikely ever to be adopted. However, the Ukranian Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko apparently felt confident in rejecting singer/songwriter Elton John's bid to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nebraska Settles Lawsuit With Man After Refusing to Allow HIV-Positive Woman to Adopt Child

Nebraska has reached a settlement with a man who sued the state nine years ago for refusing to allow his HIV-positive wife to adopt a child, the AP/Kansas City Star reports. Both parties signed an agreement not to disclose the terms of the... Read more »
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Need insurance coverage for HIV child adopting

Posted by opinco, 1 Reply
I really need some direction and help. I help place children with special needs for adoption. We have a little girl a family wants to adopt, she is HIV positive from birth, now 8 years old. The family uses private insurance as he is a contractor. ... Read more »

SEEKING TO ADOPT A POSITIVE CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
MY HUSBAND AND i HAVE BEEN HAPPILY MARRIED FOR OVER 7 YEARS AND WEVE KNOWN OF OUR HIV STATUS THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME. WE ARE SEEKING TO ADOPT AN HIV POSITIVE CHILD. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF POSITIVE PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO LEAGALLY ADOPT AND IF SO HOW WE... Read more »

POSITIVE COUPLE SEEKING TO ADOPT A HIV+ CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
MY HUSBAND AND i HAVE BEEN HAPPILY MARRIED FOR OVER 7 YEARS AND WEVE KNOWN OF OUR HIV STATUS THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME. WE ARE SEEKING TO ADOPT AN HIV POSITIVE CHILD. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF POSITIVE PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO LEAGALLY ADOPT AND IF SO HOW WE... Read more »

adopting a child

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am hiv+ and my husband of 4 years is negative. I was dignoised hiv+ when I went for physcials for adoption. This just shattered my dreams when my doctor told me it is not possible for us to adopt because I am hiv+. I have read a couple of... Read more »