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Hiv And Losing Custody Of Kids

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

United States: Children of HIV-Infected Parents: Custody Status in a Nationally Representative Sample

In the current study, the authors determined the rates and predictors of custody status for children of HIV-infected parents in the United States. Data from interviews of 538 parents with 1,017 children (ages 0-17) from a nationally representative... Read more »

Sharon on Getting Sober and Getting Custody After an HIV Diagnosis

Welcome to This Positive Life ! We have with us Sharon Gambles. When Sharon was diagnosed with HIV in 1989, like many other people, she thought HIV was a gay white man's disease, thus she knew nothing about the disease. To make matters, during this... Read more »
National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center

Questions & Answers: Legal Questions/Custody Battle

Question I am living with a partner who is HIV+. I am not, but I have 4 kids and my soon-to-be ex-husband is fighting for custody using her status with the virus as a health threat to the kids. Is this true? Are they at risk? We use all precautions... Read more »
Ask the Experts

help !!! the courts are trying to use my hiv status to keep me from gaining custody of my son

yes this is amazing to me also , to think in this day and age they would try and use this card ,, to make a very long story short , here gos ,, the mother of my son is neg , my son is neg , I have been POZ for 17 yrs , never been sick or took meds ,...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Not sure what the question is, or how the workplace forum can help you. None of us is an attorney, which is what you seem to need right now, and you don't seem to need an Internet-based one. You need one with whom you can meet.... Read more »

losing myself (HPV and HIV, 2009)

Hi i am a 22yr old white male in virginia beach who had unprotected sex with a 42yr old white woman unkown hiv status 8 weeks ago. About 2 to 3 days after the encounter i noticed i had genital warts at the base of my penis. Which was later confirmed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're 22 and she's 42? Hmm . . . very Mrs. Robinson.I'll make several points:1.Unprotected sex does place you at risk for STDs, including HIV.2.Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). It is much easier to... Read more »

telling the kids

I am a fnp-c in a ped practice, two of my patients ages 12 and 14, their mom had AIDS and a secondary brain abscess, we are not sure of her longivity, to get added nursing care she needs to tell her children the truth of her illness. tell them she...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I think you need to sit down with this woman and have a very serious conference with her about long term custody planning and the realities of how her decision to not be honest with her children is negatively impacting their best interests and... Read more »

bitter medication for my kid

DR. My kid was born HIV positive and has been on medication since birth.His viral load in undetectable and his CD4 is over 1000. My main concern is that his medication is very bitter ( believe me I tested it) and it pains me every time his taking...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There shouldn't be any reason why you couldn't add flavor to your child's medication to improve the taste. We've had pretty good luck using either peanut butter (be mindful of allergy) or hazelnut... Read more »
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HIV & Child Custody

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Does anyone know the laws regarding hiv and child custody? My ex is saying she is too afraid to let me have my kids unsupervised. That I might have a blood accident or something and not tell her or not protect them. She said that because I am... Read more »

Is this a risk to kids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

My Best Friend was diagnosed with HIV last year and has had a really hard time dealing with it. He also has a girlfriend for over two years. He never told her about his diagnosis. I have tried to have a heart to heart talk with him, and he... Read more »

telling my kids

Posted by gigi5578nj, 3 Replies
I have been positive since 2001 and now I am thinking about telling my children that I have HIV and I'm not sure how to go about it or if I should even do it I just want them to hear it from me and not anyone else My oldest son is 15 and my youngest... Read more »

married with 3 kids and scared to death

Posted by squiggz, 2 Replies
I'm 42 married farther of 3 and back in January/Febuary i made the biggest mistake of my life that may have cost me my life. and I regret it every minute of every hour of every day. I accepted a friend request from an ex-girl friend on Facebook soon... Read more »