Does A Mother Get Tested For Hiv Before She Gives Birth

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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

... How Do Babies Get AIDS? How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? Breastfeeding How Do We Know if a Newborn Is Infected? What About the Mother's Health? The Bottom Line How Do Babies Get AIDS? The virus that causes AIDS can be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment,
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about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child born .My sister was never tested before. we are very much worried and want to know the chance of being infection to the child and the expected...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...I understand the stress you and your family must be under getting this information at the time your sister is giving birth. HIV can be transmitted from mother to child, but fortunately, most babies are not infected. About 1 out of every 3 to 4... Read more »

starting meds on infected infant

I am adopting a 2 yr. old girl who tested HIV+. Her mother died of AIDS while giving birth. At 15 mo., after previously testing negative twice, she tested HIV+. Her virus load was 800,776 and the CD4 was 287. I am working in a foreign country...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...I do not take care of pediatric HIV patients but I share your concerns about holding off on therapy. The CD4 ratio is often used to guide therapy in HIV-infected Read more »

Babies born to hiv infected mothers

How long will it take before a babies is free of her mother's antibodies and be tested negative?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...infected during the breastfeeding process]. All babies born to HIV infected mothers will be HIV antibody positive because of maternal antibodies and it can take up to 18 months for all of these maternal antibodies to completely disappear. Early... Read more »

infant testing

i had a baby a few months ago , took ARV's the whole time i was pregnant , had c section and never breastfeed the baby took the syrup fpr six weeks , i took her for her test when she was 12 weeks and agin when she was 16 weeks my question is do i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...doctor and pediatrician should be advising you in this regard. The current recommendations for infants born to HIV positive mothers suggest that virologic diagnostic tests (HIV DNA PCR and HIV RNA assays) be performed at birth to 14 days, 1-2... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

With Help, Minnesota Moms Keep Babies HIV-Free

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

New Guidance on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV

...revised guidelines in 2006, important new evidence has emerged on the use of antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis for the prevention mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), and on safe feeding practices for HIV-exposed infants. At AIDS 2010,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads ... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...defects. However, there are certain HIV drugs that should not be used by pregnant women because of potential problems for the mother or the baby. HIV-positive women should not take Zerit and Videx at the same time if they are pregnant. Some... Read more »