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Hiv In Fetus

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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...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Sustiva has been associated with birth defects in monkeys receiving the 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... Read more »

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... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HAART and the Safety of the Fetus

In high-income countries, the widespread availability 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,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Intervention Programs Reduce Mother-to-Fetus Transmission in China

China's efforts to reduce mother-to-baby HIV transmission are paying off, according to Fu Wei, a senior official with the Ministry of Health. China's pilot program providing free HIV testing and counseling for pregnant women launched in 2003 in... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Prematurity Not Associated With Early Mortality in Infants on ART

Prematurity is a known risk for infant mortality. Other risks include maternal immunosuppression, delayed initiation of ART and low baseline CD4 percentage. Investigators from the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) in Soweto, South Africa showed... Read more »

"The Clap" Is Becoming the Applause!

After living with HIV infection for nearly 30 years, the thought of acquiring an STD like gonorrhea makes me feel ... nostalgic. But my flip attitude may be put to the test by a recent report at the Society for General Microbiology's spring... Read more »
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Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies

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 is pregnant and DOES NOT know his status...... He won't tell her... Read more »