Hiv Effects In Newborns

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Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...and fatigue. The most serious side effects of zidovudine are anemia, neutropenia, and myopathy. These side effects are not common. Anemia is a shortage of red blood cells caused by damage to bone marrow. It is most common in newborn infants taking zidovudine but disappears after they stop taking the drug. If you get anemia, your health care provider might reduce your dose or switch zidovudine for another ARV. If the anemia is severe and you...
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Atipla and colostum

Can I take Colostrum while I'm taking Atripla? And If I so can I take the Colostrum at night before bed with the Atripla being that both should be taking on an empty stomach?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...termination of pregnancy. It contains significant lactalbumin, lactoprotein, and some maternal antibodies to help protect the newborn infant against infection. To my knowledge, it is not a treatment for either HIV or fatigue. So would it give you... Read more »

The side effects of pregnancy while on medication?

What are the side in Pregnancy while taking the drugs Raltegravir(Isentress), Etravirine (Intelence) Zidovidine / Lamivudine(Combivir). I am undectable and cd4 is 3hundrend and somethig.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...pregnancy/delivery in order to minimize the risk for transmission to the newborm. The relative risk for possible negative effects on the newborn for those new drugs is not known but is a usually a judgement call involving the HIV specialist and... Read more »

Donated and odd 101 ...thank you for good service

Hello Doc,I have written before...but did not get a response. However, I did get information on questions similar to mine. I finally had the guts to get tested. I tested negative using Oraquick Advance HIV 1/2. I had exposure in India, and had been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT). We help provide antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive pregnant women and their newborn infants to reduce HIV transmission. In addition, we are providing formula for the newborns who are not... Read more »

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
...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 be worse if... Read more »
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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

... How Do Babies Get AIDS? How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? Breastfeeding How Do We Know if a Newborn Is Infected? What About the Mother's Health? The Bottom Line How Do Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...Having Children if the Woman has HIV Without treatment, up to 35% of pregnant women with HIV can pass the infection to their newborns. With proper treatment, the risk of passing HIV to newborns drops to 2% (see Fact Sheet 611 .) Artificial... Read more »
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AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...infection can't have children without infecting them. Reality: Without any treatment, HIV-infected mothers pass HIV to their newborns about 25% of the time. However, with modern treatments, this rate has dropped below 2%. See Fact Sheet 611 ... Read more »
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The RNA test.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
I have took the I believe it is called an "RNA" test because no antibodies have been found in my body so this test will look for the virus itself in my blood.I just want to know is this very accurate? Read more »

Feeling effects of stigmatization towards HIV/AIDS

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...Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis Read more »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Hello, i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she Read more »

BOYCOTT Project (RED) Auction Sothebys

Posted by Alex1, 2 Replies
...make AZT available." Professor Richard Beltz, inventor of AZT in 1961, to Adv Brink, 11 May 2000. ART birth defects in newborn babies "Children born to HIV-positive women who take antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy are... Read more »