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Pregnancy and HIV

How Do Babies Get AIDS? How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? Breastfeeding How Do We Know if a Newborn Is Infected? What About the Mother's Health? The Bottom Line How Do Babies Get AIDS? HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of babies of HIV infected mothers get HIV. If the...
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Are babies tested for HIV at birth?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Are babies tested for HIV at birth, if the mother wasn't tested during pregnancy? If so, are the parents notified if the results are positve?I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.This is actually a very controversial subject. At the present time, I knowof no place that requires babies to be tested for HIV at birth. If such apolicy were in place, it would be more like testing the mother... Read more »

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, the safest and most effective way involves sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Dr. BobArtificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization Feb 25, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial... Read more »

Birth mother is HIV+

We have been chosen by a HIV+ birth mother to adopt her baby. She has been on AZT since 30 weeks (she is now 32 weeks pregnant). We have three children also. What are the chances of the baby getting HIV/AIDS. What are the risks for our other...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
In the absence of antiretroviral therapy, 25-30 % (that is, 25-30 out of 100) women will transmit the virus to their baby. The risk of transmission is affected by many factors, but the most important are maternal viral load and maternal therapy.... Read more »

adoption - birth mother may be HIV positive

We are currently in the process of accepting a referral for an infant who's mother had 2 positive HIV tests and 4 negative HIV testsduring pregnancy. In reviewing all of the various information on HIV testing that we have received from...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The mother should be retested with a licensed HIV antibody test. If the test is negative, she is almost certainly negative for HIV as is the baby. If the mother is HIV antibody positive with the screening test and confirmed positive by Western blot,... Read more »
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Re: HIV and having a baby

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have also put a post on the Women's section but wanted to try here too.
My husband and I are both positive and are thinking about having children. Just wanted to hear from any couples out there who had gone thru this and what you would suggest,... Read more »

HIV babies

Posted by Anonymous
I am a lawyer with a single parent father client. His child is 9 months old and HIV posiitive at this time. Since the child's birth he has not had custody and has only seen the child a few times. The Children's Protective Service has the child in a... Read more »

Having a baby when you are HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
Having a Baby when you're HIV Positive

I'm a 23 year old HIV positive woman considering having a child
with my HIV negative husband. Anyone have any experience with
this. I know about the sperm washing techniques in Milan. I'm
just worried that... Read more »

Babies and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
For all those women out there who have had babies:
My husband and I are both positive, how dangerous is it for us to try and have a baby. What are the risks (a baby is the reward!) what are the odds of the baby being positive too etc.
We are wanting... Read more »