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Hiv And Childbirth

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Who Receive Tenofovir, Emtricitabine During Childbirth Have Decreased Risk of Developing Drug Resistance, Study Says

HIV-positive women who are pregnant and receive the antiretrovirals tenofovir and emtricitabine during childbirth could reduce the risk of developing resistance to antiretroviral drugs, according to a study published Wednesday in the Lancet , AFP/... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Single Dose of Childbirth HIV Drug 'Can Be Fatal'

HIV-positive women given a single dose of nevirapine during labor to prevent mother-to-baby transmission face an increased risk of resistance to the drug and premature death if later treated with a regimen containing nevirapine, researchers said... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Policies Contribute to Spread of HIV, Childbirth-, Abortion-Related Deaths Among Women, Conference Attendees Say

U.S. policies concerning international sex education and reproductive health are contributing to childbirth- and abortion-related deaths as well as the spread of HIV among women around the world, attendees of the Countdown 2015 conference in London... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Possibility of becoming infected following childbirth

I gave birth to a healthy baby boy in April 2002. I had an HIV test while pregnant and it was negative. About 1 1/2 to 2 weeks after my son's birth my BF and I began having sexual intercourse. The first few times it was unprotected but since...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
You may be at higher risk so soon after delivery considering the trauma involved, but I am unaware of any data that indicates you are in fact at higher risk. In any case, I suggest that you get tested for HIV antibody if it has been more than 6-8... Read more »

Infected at childbirth?

My son is close to 6 years old, and seems active and relatively healthy, although very slightly underweight. Also he lost a couple of his baby teeth in the last few month from falling out - he had previously lost 3 from school playground accidents....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for posting.Breath easy. If your wife (the mother) is HIV negative, there is no, absolutely no way that your son is HIV infected.BY... Read more »

chances of vertical transmission

I know that an infant has a low chance of becoming infected during pregnancy and/or childbirth, but I am curious to know why that percentage isn't much higher since the infant and mother share their fluids during pregnancy. Why is a child not...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The uterus and amniotic sac that surrounds the infant acts as a barrier to infection; if a woman has a high viral load, HIV may get across this barrier; this accounts for the minority of vertical transmission[5-8%] and occurs in the second and third... 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 »
Connect With Others

Childbirth Ed for HIV positive women

Posted by Anonymous
The Sister's Upper Room is an Alternative Women's Health practice in Harlem that offers both traditional and holistic services to women. In addition we offer Women's healthcare workshops and specialized Women's health classes, specific to women's... Read more »

NBC Universal Show wants to hear your story

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
My name is Ali and I am an Associate Producer for a new television show called "Home Delivery." The show will be airing this fall, and it is basically about helping people in dire need, and setting out to improve and change people's lives in major... Read more »

HIV and MRSA I need info.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My daughter is HIV positive. Last year she gave birth to a healthy little girl. I was there for the birth and went into the delivery room. She soon became sick with MRSA. It was a C-section birth and the staph infection developed. I went to be by... Read more »

HIV/HEP C/ Burkitt's lymphoma/ I WIN ALLTHREE

Posted by AaronK, 1 Reply
Infected at birth during transfusion in 83. Diagnosed in 88. 1997-2000 i was on and off meds-2000-2006 i was off medications. in 2006 i was diagnosed with Hep C, with 7tcells and with 60,000 virus count. after 7 months I was HIV Undetectable. Tcells... Read more »