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Hepatitis And Delivery

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Hepatitis A and B Vaccination as a Paradigm for Effective HIV Vaccine Delivery

"An understanding of vaccine acceptance and uptake is imperative for successful vaccination of populations that will be primary targets for vaccination after a vaccine against HIV is developed and ready for dissemination," researchers wrote. In the... Read more »
HIV i-Base and Treatment Action Group

HIV i-Base/Treatment Action Group 2012 Pipeline Report Reveals Deep Gaps Between Scientific Promise and Program Delivery

Washington, D.C. -- On the eve of the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., a new report by HIV i-Base (U.K.) and Treatment Action Group (TAG) (U.S.) reveals the deepening gulf between new scientific advances that make it possible... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Drug Watch: Nanotechnology for Antiretroviral Delivery

As people with HIV live longer and require ongoing antiretroviral therapy for years or decades, the ease and tolerability of treatment assumes added importance. Recent therapeutic advances that have contributed to increased convenience and improved... Read more »
Ask the Experts


Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining to this topic. 2.If someone is infected with several... Read more »

Possible Transmission to Nurse in Labor and Delivery

I am a nurse in a labor and delivery unit. I was taking care of an HIV positive patient who refused medication during her pregnancy because she did not believe she had HIV (they are from the Congo). In preparation for the section we were able to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,From your description of the events, I would agree with the assessment of the occupational health physician. In situations like this where an exposure is "not likely," certainly PEP is not warranted. HIV testing may or may not be... Read more »

7 mo pregnant,HIV+ and worried about delivery

I have a few questions regarding delivery of my child and prevention of transmission. I am HIV+, T4=700 & viral load was 3,000 at beginning of pregnancy but is currently nondetectable. I am scheduled for a c-section but am at risk for premature...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The risk of transmission when the mother's HIV-1 RNA is undetectable (<400 copies/ml) is very low (<1%). Available data suggest that caesarean section will add little to preventing mother-to-child transmission in women with RNA < 400.... Read more »

AIDS Drugs During delivery

I am planning a pregnancy and would like your opinion on the best drugs to take during delivery. I was on AZT monotherapy from 92-94 at 300mg. Presently I am successfully taking DDI, D4T and Viramune: VL <25, CD4 300. My pre HAART VL has never...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Since your viral load seems to be well-controlled, I agree with your decision to continue your current regimen. With low viral load, your chances of transmission are much reduced.For your baby, I would probably recommend AZT and nevirapine or ddI... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS & The Delivery of Bad News - A Research S

Posted by Dolbylife, 2 Replies
HIV/AIDS & The Delivery of Bad News - A Research Study

A few years ago, when I was 24 yrs old, I sent out a mail-in HIV test kit that I had purchased from my local drugstore. About a week later, I called the phone... Read more »

Hiv+ & Preg 2nd time, doubts on method delivery

Posted by MoonDreamer, 2 Replies
I'm pregnant with my second child, which was planned, and while my first was a c-section now I have the option of a vaginal birth. I really would love to try it this time and was going to fight my doc about it but he surprised me by saying he is... Read more »

HIV Home medication delivery - Free

Posted by Talktome

Free HIV home delivery of medications, our pharmacy fills all your medications and the convience of our free home delivery services make it convient and simple to access your medications. for more information email: AAsanchez@m... Read more »

discrimination in the delivery room?

Posted by megjemima, 3 Replies
I have been positive for over 10 years. Now I am pregnant and in my first trimester (yay!). My doctors have been very supportive.

Over the years, I have had good doctors and bad. However I fear discrimination in the delivery room. In my experience... Read more »