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Hiv Effects In Newborns

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Circumcising Newborn Males Cost Effective Strategy for HIV Prevention, Rwandan Study Finds

Performing circumcisions on newborn boys to lower their risk for HIV infection later in life is more cost-effective than adolescent or adult circumcision, according to researchers at Rwanda's health ministry, Reuters reports. The findings,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Governor Signs Bill Requiring HIV Tests for Newborns

On Friday, Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed legislation requiring HIV testing for every newborn baby in Illinois when the status of the mother is not known. The law takes effect immediately. In 2004, the state created a voluntary testing program,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey to Make HIV Testing Routine for Pregnant Women, Newborns

Today at University Hospital in Newark, Acting Gov. Richard J. Codey will sign into law a measure that will make HIV testing a routine part of prenatal care. "We can significantly reduce the number of infections to newborns and help break down the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Newborn / HIV

What treatments should a newborn HIV baby have for diarrhea and diaper rash?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The cause of the diarrhea needs to be established and treatment targeted at any identified cause. A range of problems from infections to side effects of treatment to food intolerance could be contributing. Diaper rash is common in babies but could... Read more »

Newborn given AZT if only Dad HIV+?

Would a newborn be put on AZT if only the father were HIV+ or would the mother also have to be HIV+?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
A newborn would not receive AZT if the father was HIV positive and the mother HIV Negative.BJ... Read more »

Hiv antibodies in newborns

Do all newborns have HIV antibodies present if the mother is HIV positive? Is it possible for a baby tested right after birth appear to not have been exposed to HIV if the mother is infected with HIV? ...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If the mother is HIV antibody positive, then the baby will also be antibody positive because the mother's antibodies cross the placenta to the newborn. It is possible for the mother to have just been HIV infected and not have developed HIV... Read more »

HIV:IMPLICATIONS FOR PREGNANCY AND THE NEWBORN

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF BEING HIV-POSITIVE, PREGNANT, AND NOT RECEIVING HIV TREATMENT? ORHOW SAFE IS THE UNBORN CHILD OR THE INFANT OF THE HIV-POSITIVE WOMAN?I AM A STUDENT HEALTH EDUCATOR....
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The risk of transmitting HIV from a woman to her infant ("vertical transmission") is approximately 25-30%, if mom and baby do not receive antiviral therapy. The risk of transmission may be even higher, when a woman's CD4 count is low... Read more »
Connect With Others

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

TRANSMITTING HIV TO NEWBORN TWINS/NEED ADVISE?????

Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
I recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his... Read more »

Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »

treatment to clamidia effect hiv window

Posted by mistake1, 1 Reply
My question is say the hospital had treated someone for clamidia, which is antiboitics of doxycline and a shot of peniciline would this prolong the hiv window period . thankyou Read more »