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Hiv Diagnosis In Children

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

Diagnosis Disclosure, Medication Hiding and Medical Functioning Among Perinatally Infected, HIV-Positive Children and Adolescents

Among children and adolescents with HIV, little is known about the immunological and virological impact of disclosing their diagnosis. In their cross-sectional study, the authors examined medication hiding as a mediator of the relationship between... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About Your HIV Status or Your Children's Status

Table of Contents Introduction Letting Your Children Know You Are Living With HIV (HIV+) Telling Children About Their HIV Status Taking Care of Yourself Introduction When thinking about talking to your children about your HIV status... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: Early Diagnosis of HIV Still Elusive

Many Ugandan parents are reluctant to have their children tested for HIV, hampering pediatric prevention, treatment, and care efforts in the East African nation, health experts say. "Testing is still eluding us and stigma is still very high, said... Read more »
Ask the Experts

children and late diagnosis

Myself and my 10 and 8 year old child have just been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. How is it possible for a child to have it since birth and show no major signs? Realistically what are the chances for our survival!...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
While most children develop symptoms and signs of HIV within a few years of birth, a small percentage (5-10%) of children can go 8 years or more without symptoms. Appropriate HIV care (including antiretroviral therapy) can make a big difference... Read more »

HIV related mental decline in children

I have a beautiful 8-year-old son with an AIDS diagnosis. He joined our family three years ago. When he came home he was bright, loving, involved, and active. He has always been celebrated and supported by his family and the rest of his personal...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I'm sorry to hear about the changes your son is experiencing. HIV affects the central nervous system which in turn impacts motor, spatial, and cognitive development, even in children who are asymptomatic. Studies show... Read more »

Ref. My Questionable HIV Diagnosis

Dr. Frascino, your response to my presentation regarding my recent diagnosis which I had found confusing and I was going to seek a second opinion/testing, came to me as quite poignant. You proved to me that indeed you are well informed and educated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello again Dan,I'm so glad I proved to you that I'm "well informed and educated about HIV/AIDS conditions" . It appears you have much to learn about HIV/AIDS. I suggest you begin with the section on HIV basics that can be easily... Read more »

Please read complete details of my recent HIV diagnosis

Interesting developments and I am truly mystified. I was diagnosed with HIV about a month ago. I called the young lady in early 2008 whom I thought must have infected me. I called her urging her to test for the virus, she did. She called me back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Dan,It's a bit difficult to piece your story together based on the limited information provided, but I'll try. Assuming you tested HIV-antibody positive with a confirmatory positive Western Blot last month ("I was diagnosed with... Read more »
Connect With Others

Children & AIDS & treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
am the mother of a 13 yr old prenatally exposed son, has had an AIDS diagnosis since birth. He also has several other problems that may or may not be related to his AIDS diagnosis. He was one of the first children placed on the AZT protocols in the... Read more »

Pos. mom and dad with neg children

Posted by TRmom, 3 Replies
Wow It's been almost 3 years since diagnosis!
I never thought it would happen to me. I was not promiscuous. I had had only 1 other partner. Even through my college years I was carefull. I didn't want to get AIDS. I took it seriously. But, I met... Read more »

new diagnosis

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
30 yo. just diagnosed. theres no feeling like it. like being winded. was result of recklessness and faith in a dodgy guy. feel like ive lost so much: had promising career that ive worked hard to get to a point where its paying off and now feel ..... Read more »

children aren't supposed todie

Posted by Anonymous

It's hard enough to here those words being spoken,imagine them
coming from a four old girl who was just diagnosed with aids. Now
imagine it's your child. My name is Jaden Starbuck and in June of
1998 I will give up... Read more »