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Fathers With Hiv

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Stepped on a thorn - father worried on fathers day

Hi DocI recently was walking on a nude beach. While walking barefoot i stepped on a thorn that made me bleed. Now im afraid i will get HIV or Hepatitis since lots of Gay people use this beach. Is there any realistic threat if someone else stepped...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! (By the way, the same applies to a beaches frequented by "straight people".)Dr. Bob... Read more »

conception- where the father is HIV+ and the mother HIV neg.

I work as an HIV counsellor in the UK and have two pairs of sero-discordant would-be parents.... Read more »

transmission from hiv+ father?

Has the baby more chances of infection by hiv, if the father is positive. How does hiv + positive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Longitudinal Study of Sexual Risk Behavior Among the Adolescent Children of HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Drug-Abusing Fathers

The current longitudinal study examines precursors of sexual risk behavior among a cohort of adolescent children of HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug-abusing or drug-dependent fathers. The study involved 296 fathers who were drug-abusing or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Globe Examines Expansion of African Mother-to-Child HIV Prevention Programs to Include Fathers, Families

The Boston Globe on Monday examined how many mother-to-child HIV prevention programs in sub-Saharan Africa are "rapidly expanding" to include testing, treatment and counseling for entire families, including fathers. Although these programs focus... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Testing the Fathers: Carrying Out HIV and STI Tests on Partners of Pregnant Women

In the current study, the authors present results from a pilot initiative to offer sexual health and HIV screening to the male partners of women undergoing antenatal ultrasound examination at Homerton Hospital in London. The team noted that while... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fathers' Participation Important to Reducing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

In a Reuters opinion piece, Mary Mwanyika-Sando, the maternal and child health coordinator at Management and Development for Health and a New Voices fellow at the Aspen Institute, writes that fathers are key to preventing mother-to-child HIV... Read more »
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Father is HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My father has been positive for over 10 years.
He says he doesn't know how he was infected. He thinks it probably happened when he got blood all over his hands from the nosebleed of his 3rd grade student whom he knew to have AIDS.
He is... Read more »

My father has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My father is HIV + and has been for close to 10 years. I am only 21 so I have been dealing with this most of my life. He also has Hepatitis C, heart disease, and schizophrenia. His schizophrenia has pretty much been controlled, but his mother, my... Read more »

gay father with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HI. My name is Antwone, I am 30 and a single gay father. I don't no what to do. I found out I had HIV 9 months ago and just found out my daughter was HIV positive also. She got it from me by sharing needles with me. I feel so trapped. I lost all my... Read more »

My cousin, a father of 2 has HIV

Posted by Anonymous
My cousin, father of two children, was diagnosed as HIV positive
and died of pneumonia shortly afterward. He wouldn't seek the
medical attention that he needed and didn't get legal help. He
just simply refused to get assistance from "free-clinics"... Read more »