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Does A Mother Get Tested For Hiv Before She Gives Birth

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Many Black, HIV-Infected Women in Mississippi Are Lost to Care After Giving Birth

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of the study she presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
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Number of HIV-Infected Women Giving Birth in U.S. Increased 40% From 2000 to 2006, Estimates Show

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009. My... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Infants, Pregnant, Nursing Mothers With ARVs Drives Down Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

According to two new studies, "giving pregnant and nursing women triple antiretroviral drug therapy, or treating breast-fed infants with an antiretroviral medication, can dramatically cut transmission rates, enabling moms to both breast-feed and to... Read more »
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Are babies tested for HIV at birth?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Are babies tested for HIV at birth, if the mother wasn't tested during pregnancy? If so, are the parents notified if the results are positve?I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.This is actually a very controversial subject. At the present time, I knowof no place that requires babies to be tested for HIV at birth. If such apolicy were in place, it would be more like testing the mother... Read more »

Birth mother is HIV+

We have been chosen by a HIV+ birth mother to adopt her baby. She has been on AZT since 30 weeks (she is now 32 weeks pregnant). We have three children also. What are the chances of the baby getting HIV/AIDS. What are the risks for our other...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
In the absence of antiretroviral therapy, 25-30 % (that is, 25-30 out of 100) women will transmit the virus to their baby. The risk of transmission is affected by many factors, but the most important are maternal viral load and maternal therapy.... Read more »

adoption - birth mother may be HIV positive

We are currently in the process of accepting a referral for an infant who's mother had 2 positive HIV tests and 4 negative HIV testsduring pregnancy. In reviewing all of the various information on HIV testing that we have received from...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The mother should be retested with a licensed HIV antibody test. If the test is negative, she is almost certainly negative for HIV as is the baby. If the mother is HIV antibody positive with the screening test and confirmed positive by Western blot,... Read more »

HIV Positive --Liposuction surgery after giving birth?

Hi, I am female 30 years old , hiv+ for 10 years, my vl is >25 copies and cd4 around 800.I am suffering from hard lipo for around 8 years,9 months ago got switched from zerit to viread(along with stockrin and videx),anyhow, i realy want to do...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
I would advise you to discuss this with your doctor. Given the physical effects of childbirth and the demands of caring for a young infant, I generally would not advise having this surgery within months of giving birth.... Read more »
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Mother passed away and looking for resources for support

Posted by Manda284, 4 Replies
Hi al,

All my life it was just my mother and I.My mother passed away from cancer brought on by the lowered immune system. What I am having trouble with is that the hospital never told me she had it and I was her health care proxy etc. I was her sole... Read more »

hiv risk from unprotected oral (giving MSM)

Posted by anxious66, 5 Replies
Hi guys, just wanted to know

I gave a guy i know head who said he was 'clean'. he didn't ejaculate and i'm pretty sure there was no precum. the whole thing lasted under a minute.

now about a week later, i am worried i have developed ars symptoms.... Read more »

Giving Oral Sex to a Women...risk?

Posted by bluejayyy, 2 Replies
8 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a women that I do not know and I have no idea of her STD status. I have been tested for everything that would show by now and am ok. I am waiting for the 12 weeks on the HIV test. I have been unable to find info on... Read more »

Giving vaginal oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I gave vaginal oral sex and french kissing to a stripper and now I worried that I may have contracted HIV. I was tested at 10 & 28 days with the PCR and both were negative. Also, I tested at 2.5, 4, & 7 weeks with the antibody test and they... Read more »