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Early Symptoms In Children Hiv

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

Table of Contents Introduction The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself Related Info Sheets by The Well Project Introduction HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discusswith their children. However it is important that all families have thisdiscussion. There are many reasons you may want to discuss HIV and AIDS withyour children: you...
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AIDS/HIV symptoms in infants and children

What are some of the symptoms of AIDS/HIV in infants and children ?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Some of the more common symptoms include fevers, thrush, failure-to-thrive, diarrhea, developmental or neurological problems, skin problems (seborrheic dermatitis) and frequent usual (ear infections) or unusual infections. Pneumocystis carinii... Read more »

Acute hiv in children

What are the symptoms of acute hiv infection in children? Are they any different than those seen in adults? Thank you....
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Interestingly, the acute HIV symptoms (fever, rash, etc) that are commonly described in adults are uncommon in infants. Thrush and enlargement of the lymph glands, liver, or spleen are more common early signs of HIV infection in infants. Katherine... Read more »

Early ARS symptoms - maybe not so early...

Dr. Bob:It's me again, your friendly neighborhood train wreck, writing to you with another update. I was going to title this post " ... - wish I understood French" since as you can see I have been a bit obsessive about following your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Friendly Neighborhood Train Wreck,With each of your daily posts (yes, I read them, even though I did not post them), I get a clearer picture of your problem. That problem is not virological (HIV), but rather psychological (guilt, irrational... Read more »

early symptoms

If a child was to contract hiv either in utero or breast feeding, what would be some of the early symptoms that one would see, other than failure to thrive?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Some of the earliest signs and symptoms of HIV infection in infants in addition to failure to thrive include, persistent yeast infection in the mouth[thrush], pneumonia which is difficult to treat, and swollen lymph glands. In the developing world... Read more »
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Raising Children with HIV

Posted by TwinsDad, 3 Replies
Hello ladies,

I am posting this for my wife. She is still in denial and I want to help her with some information about raising children with HIV in 2005. Thank you for your cooperation. 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 »