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Effect Of Hiv On Children

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examining Behavioral, Cognitive Effects of HIV Among Children

"A Behavioral and Cognitive Profile of Clinically Stable HIV-Infected Children ," Pediatrics : Molly Nozyce of the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center 's Department of Pediatrics and colleagues studied 274 HIV-positive children ages two to 17 who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Inter Press Service Examines Effects of HIV/AIDS Stigma on Children Orphaned by Epidemic in Trinidad, Tobago

The Inter Press Service on Tuesday examined how the "potent" stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in Trinidad and Tobago affects children who have lost parents to AIDS-related causes. According to official figures, Trinidad and Tobago has recorded more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Less-Used HIV Treatment for African Children More Effective

Children living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa can be treated with one of two antiretroviral drugs nevirapine or efavirenz. Most countries use nevirapine because it is less expensive and a pediatric formula is more readily available. Researchers in... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Long term effects on meds for children

My girlfriend is in Africa taking care of HIV children and babies and ask me to obtain articles pertaining to long term complications with HIV meds. The Children have been on AVM's for over 2 years. Is there anything updated since the last...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
We have experience with treating HIV infected children for more than 10 years with three drug combinations of antiretroviral therapy that were initiated within the first three months of birth. Overall these children have tolerated these drugs very... Read more »

Long term side effects in children

Has it been questioned what the long term use of these powerful meds might have on young children? My two adopted children have been on triple therapy since they were diagnosed. They are both very small in spite of having a reasonably good...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
There have been studies of long-term effects of children of HIV infection and of the medications. It is very difficult to separate the long-term effects of the disease from the long-term effects of the medications. It is known that children with HIV... Read more »

children and HIV

What side effects can children have from HIV meds?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The side effects from HIV meds that might occur depends on which medications are used in the regimen. The most common problems relate to difficulty swallowing the pills, nausea, stomach cramps, and loose stools. KH... Read more »

story on HIV+ women who choose to have children

My name is Kristen. I am a reporter at a News Channel. I am working on a story about HIV+ women who choose to have children. I am looking for women who have and who are about to have children. I am also looking for medical information about...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The best way to lower an HIV+ pregnant woman's risk of transmitting HIV to her baby is to start on effective combination antiretroviral therapy early in pregnancy, have a C-section, and do not breastfeed.Brooks Jackson, M.D.... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Children & AIDS & treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
am the mother of a 13 yr old prenatally exposed son, has had an AIDS diagnosis since birth. He also has several other problems that may or may not be related to his AIDS diagnosis. He was one of the first children placed on the AZT protocols in the... Read more »

children aren't supposed todie

Posted by Anonymous

It's hard enough to here those words being spoken,imagine them
coming from a four old girl who was just diagnosed with aids. Now
imagine it's your child. My name is Jaden Starbuck and in June of
1998 I will give up... 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 »