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Fostering A Hiv Positive Child In The Us

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NYC Children's Services Agency Asks Research Firm to Investigate Research Involving HIV-Positive Foster Children

The New York City Administration for Children's Services on Friday announced it has hired the independent not-for-profit research firm Vera Institute of Justice to review research it conducted between 1988 and 2001 involving about 465 HIV-positive... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH-Sponsored AIDS Drug Trials "Often" Did Not Appoint Advocates for Foster Child Participants, Associated Press Reports

NIH -funded HIV/AIDS drug trials involving hundreds of HIV-positive foster children in at least seven states "often" did not appoint independent advocates for the children, according to a review of the studies conducted by the Associated Press, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

No Foster Children Died From Participation in New York HIV Drug Trials; Race Not a Selection Factor, Report Says

Foster children in New York City who participated in clinical drug trials for HIV/AIDS medications did not die as a result of participation in the study, and researchers did not specifically select children to participate based on race, according to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

percentage rate of children in foster care with Aids

Whatis the precentage rate of children in foster care that is infected with Aids?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
I suspect that the percentage of children who are HIV infected in foster care varies considerably by geographic location, ethnicity, and age. I suggest you call an adoption agency which is probably aware of the HIV positivity rates of foster care... Read more »

Will my foster son seroconvert?

I am in the process of adopting my foster son (now 10 and a half months old). I received him from the hospital at 6 days old. He was the child of a crack using prostitute. I asked about his HIV status. They said he tested negative (at 2 days...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The sequence and the type of tests that were performed on your child indicate that he is not infected with HIV; the negative antibody test at birth means that his biological mother was not infected at the time of his birth unless she was infected in... Read more »

HIV+ and foster/adopting

I don't know who to direct the following question to at The Body. Please re-direct if necessary.My partner is HIV-, however, I am HIV+. I am taking meds and feel fine. We would like to foster/adopt a child, and have taken all the necessary...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
To my knowledge, there is no requirement for you to disclose your status under these circumstances. I salute you and your partner for wanting to take responsibility for a child who needs nurturing, and I wish you a joyous household. You are required... Read more »

Mental State of HIV+ child

Hi Dr Horwath2 Question if you dont mind.I have an HIV+ 3,5 year old foster childr who is on ARV's and had been since she was a year old. Her latest cd4 count was 31% (in SA counts on children done in percentages) and she is healthy. However...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV infection has been associated with slower neurological development in children who are untreated. Destructive and defiant behavior may be due to a variety of causes. Your child should have a psychological or psychiatric evaluation.There is not... Read more »
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POSITIVE COUPLE SEEKING TO ADOPT A HIV+ CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
MY HUSBAND AND i HAVE BEEN HAPPILY MARRIED FOR OVER 7 YEARS AND WEVE KNOWN OF OUR HIV STATUS THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME. WE ARE SEEKING TO ADOPT AN HIV POSITIVE CHILD. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF POSITIVE PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO LEAGALLY ADOPT AND IF SO HOW WE... Read more »

SEEKING TO ADOPT A POSITIVE CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
MY HUSBAND AND i HAVE BEEN HAPPILY MARRIED FOR OVER 7 YEARS AND WEVE KNOWN OF OUR HIV STATUS THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME. WE ARE SEEKING TO ADOPT AN HIV POSITIVE CHILD. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF POSITIVE PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO LEAGALLY ADOPT AND IF SO HOW WE... Read more »

how do i tell my child am positive

Posted by wineprude, 2 Replies
i have a 13yr old girl who is worried about me. She always see's me taking my medicine and wonders why i take them for so long. How do i open up to her and tell her the truth before she gets it from a third party? Read more »

I am the foster mom to a girl with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a foster mom to a 5 year old girl with AIDS. I am new to the
AIDS struggle, the use of computers, and to motherhood. I am
interested in finding other people in similiar situations, as
well as becoming knowledgable about the medical facts.

lorrie... Read more »