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Epidemiology Of Hiv In Children

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...AIDS also is given to HIV-infected individuals when their CD4+ T-cell count falls below 200 cells/cubic millimeter (mm 3 ) of blood. Healthy adults usually have CD4+ T-cell counts of 600-1,500/mm 3 of blood. In HIV-infected children younger than 13 years, the CDC definition of AIDS is similar to that in adolescents and adults, except for the addition of certain infections commonly seen in pediatric patients with HIV. ( CDC . MMWR ...
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Re: Do my kids need to be tested

Hi: DR: Bob in the question were the couple asked you if their kids should be tested. I don't know if you overlooked the ages of the children, they specified the ages of the children which is 11,8,7 now if the mother is testing negative now then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yours was one of several questions I received following my post concerning possible father-to-child HIV transmission. (See below.) I apologize for the confusion. I was a bit reluctant to respond to this question, because I was Read more »

RE: do my kids need to be tested - hmmm, somethings not right here !

Hi Bob,In your answers to the original poster and follow up, you recommend testing the children, despite the mother testing negative.This either means that a +ve father and a -ve mother can produce +ve children (with the mother remaining -ve), or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...same reply to others who were also confused.OK, here we go! The questioner asked whether I would recommend testing her three children ages 11, 8 and 7, because she had just found out that her husband of 12 years was HIV positive and had a CD4... Read more »

re. kids testing

Dr. BobRegarding your answer if kids should be tested if the father had Aids but the mother was negative. Is it possible for the children to be positive while their birth mother is negative. I was under the impression that the only way a child could...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yours was one of several questions I received following my post concerning possible father-to-child HIV transmission. (See below.) I apologize for the confusion. I was a bit reluctant to respond to this question, because I was Read more »

Re: testing the kids

I'm sorry, I'm confused now. If the mother is testing negative now, even if she tests postive in three or six months that indicates the infection was recent or her first test would have been positive; the last child was born 7 years ago, she HAD to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...same reply to others who were also confused.OK, here we go! The questioner asked whether I would recommend testing her three children ages 11, 8 and 7, because she had just found out that her husband of 12 years was HIV positive and had a CD4... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Surveillance: Epidemiology of HIV Infection (Through 2008)

...Infection, Year-end 2007 -- 37 States and 5 U.S. Dependent Areas PDF File or PPT File Slide 20 Rates of Children PDF File or PPT File Slide 21 AIDS Diagnoses and Deaths of Adults and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...provider; and 50% would not want an HIV-positive food server. Only 14% of Americans polled felt that HIV-positive women should have children. This is less than the percentage of Americans who felt that women with schizophrenia or Down's Syndrome... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

... Table of Contents The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discuss Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...the human experience. Nonetheless, the SOC guidelines are commonly used for assessing mental health in transgender adults and children, and for managing surgery and hormone treatment in this toooften neglected population. According to the SOC,... Read more »
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I am 19 infected with HIV from the Philippines

Posted by dyingYOUNG
...rights. This was slammed by the Catholic Church, which claimed that exposing students to vulgar terms and languages is a form of child abuse. The Catholic prelates insist that its the sole right and responsibility of parents to teach sex... Read more »

I am 19 infected with HIV from the Philippines

Posted by dyingYOUNG
...child abuse. The Catholic prelates insist that its the sole right and responsibility of parents to teach sex education to their children. While Luigi is against the Catholic Chuchs stand opposing sex education, he is one with them in saying... Read more »

Looking for gay people with AIDS for documentary

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hello, I am looking for people who are gay and have HIV/AIDS who would like to be part of a documentary. I am entering a video contest with the theme of "tolerance." I want to hear Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...the feeling, due to seemingly plausible changes of surrogate markers, that he is on the right track. Everywhere in the world children are treated according to this principle. Healthy children get antiviral therapies, in order to "delay the... Read more »