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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
...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 rather thanthe child. ... Read more »

Babie and HIV positive mother

My wife and I are planning to adopt a baby. We find out that the baby we want, the mother when she... Read more »

Positive and having a baby

im 10 weeks away from haveing my baby,and i have been haveing a hard time getting on meds i need... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Glaser Foundation Program Trains HIV-Positive Pregnant Women to Administer Nevirapine to Infants Following Home Births

...The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation has completed the pilot phase of a home-based program in Uganda that teaches HIV-positive pregnant women how to administer the antiretroviral nevirapine to their infants immediately after birth to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Falls from Top Ten Causes of Death; Teen Births, Infant Mortality, Homicide All Decline

...Reporting an unprecedented decline in AIDS deaths, as well as a new low for infant mortality and continued declines in teen births and the homicide rate, HHS Secretary Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of babies of infected mothers get HIV. 5% to 20% more can be infected through breastfeeding. Mothers with higher viral loads are more likely to infect... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New State Regulation Requires All Infants Born in New York Be Tested for HIV Within 12 Hours of Birth

...declined from 25% in 1997 to 3.5% in 2002 after the state enacted the 48-hour rule for newborn testing in 1997 ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 2/12/02). Back to other news for September 15, 2003 Previous Updates  | --> Search the... Read more »
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Hiv and Pregnant

Posted by mntwana, 4 Replies
...body and moving from one part to another, joint pains, and diagonised positive with cd4 856 but didnt check my VL im scared of giving birth to my baby not sure if she'll be tested positive or negative. how can i protect my baby i do know about... Read more »

Want a baby.....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...dont want to get my tubes tied I wanted another baby is it wrong for two positive parents to have a baby knowing that they are HIV positive? Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...How soon after exposure can HIV infection be detected? With the HIV antibody tests used in New York State, virtually all people who are infected will test positive 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 Read more »