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Hiv Danger To The Fetus

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The Well Project

Drug Approval: Moving Drugs From the Laboratory to the Pharmacy

...important to study new HIV drugs in women and minorities as drugs may have different effects in different populations. In the past, women of childbearing age were blocked from some clinical trials because of fear of harm to the fetus if a woman in the trial became pregnant. However, since 2000, an FDA regulation prohibits excluding women of childbearing age from trials. The regulation did not go as far as to require a certain number of women...
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Drug abuse and the effects to the fetus during pregnancy

I have been seeing this guy for about 8 months. He promised me that he quit drugs, and I believed him. I am now pregnant and I found out he was doing marijauna and cocaine. I don't do any drugs, but is there anyway that it could harm the baby...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program and have your doctor monitor your baby closely during your routine prenatal visits. In addition, because the rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are higher among people with a history of substance abuse, it is... Read more »

he's on sustiva can it harm a fetus?

My husband and i both are hiv+ i am taking crixivan, zerit & epivir. He's on sustiva and combovir. i've heard that there are some negative side effects found in baby monkeys with sustiva. my question should my husband stop taking it?is there a...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...drug during gestation; there is no evidence that a male taking this or any other antiretroviral therapy could harm a partners fetus.JLS. Read more »

What is the mode of maternal transmission to her fetus?

What is the mode of maternal transmission of HIV to her infant? Does HIV cross the placental barrier or does transmission occur during the trauma of the birth process? If it occurs from birth trauma, would C-section be of benefit in reducing...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...transmission is by drug therapy, as discussed above. It isbecause of this effective drug therapy that we now strongly recommend HIVtesting for all pregnant women. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Centers for... Read more »

HHV-8 (Kaposi's sarcoma virus) and Pregnancy; What risk is there to a fetus?

I have a question related to HHV-8 and transmitting this virus during pregnancy to the fetus.Years ago, I engaged in 2 separate instances of deep kissing with a bisexual male, who about 2 years later developed fairly serious symptoms of HIV...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...important question. You are concerned that you may have been exposed to HHV-8, and you question what risk this poses to your fetus. The first point I want to stress is that HHV-8 is a relatively common virus. It is true that it is spread by... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HAART and the Safety of the Fetus

...of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has dramatically decreased deaths from AIDS-related infections. As a result, HIV positive people in these countries are generally living longer, and some are thinking about having children. ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...important part of helping you to stay healthy and to have a healthy baby. You Can Have an HIV-Negative Baby When HIV passes to a fetus or baby from an HIV positive mother, this is called vertical transmission . When HIV passes between sexual... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

... What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? What are the symptoms of HIV? What are the symptoms for AIDS? How long Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...child-bearing age represent an important category to consider because certain antiretrovirals can have negative effects on the fetus if a woman should become pregnant. Rash People commonly develop rashes as a side effect of antiretrovirals;... Read more »
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Want to have a baby

Posted by Positivelyok, 5 Replies
...would like to hear from anyone who has or is currently going through a pregnancy and what it entails as it relates to being HIV positive. We are going to our regular check-up in a few months and will discuss our plans with our MD to see if this... 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 »

pregnacy during ure period

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
if u have unprotected sex during ure period can u get pregnant? Read more »

Parvovirus B19

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...anybody ever heard of Parvovirus B19? I have just been diagnosed with this after thinking for 2 months that i was infected with HIV. Anybody knows about symptoms and how the ARS with this specific virus works? Can the virus come toghtehr with... Read more »