Hiv In Newborns

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Ask the Experts

hiv in newborn

is it possible for a child to be born with hiv, and without taking any kind of medication to live for 12 years or more without developing any kind of symptoms or disease?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Yes, it is possible, although most HIV-infected children will show symptoms of infection prior to 12 years of age.KLKatherine Luzuriaga, M.D. Read more »

life span of hiv newborn accorging to NPHRC

In an article from NPHRC named Infants,children & Hiv (just the facts,nov 99),It was mentioned that... Read more »

Newborn / HIV

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: New Law Spotlights HIV in Newborns

... A new law effective Jan. 1 requires health care providers in Texas to screen mothers-to-be for HIV in the last trimester, unless the patient objects. Under the measure, pregnant women who test HIV-positive can begin antiretroviral Read more »
International Treatment Preparedness Coalition

AIDS Treatment Activists Push UNAIDS and WHO to Meet Commitments to Reduce HIV in Women and Newborns

...AIDS-Free World made a strong case that governments and UN agencies have failed to meet their commitment to reduce HIV infection in newborns. In the discussion that followed, almost everyone in the room acknowledged the failure, and Michel... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

On the Radar: Newborn HIV Cases in Indiana

... During the past 2.5 years, eight Indiana newborns have tested positive for HIV, an increase of 400 percent, according to officials with the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...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 stigma associated with the disease," said Codey, the Essex County Democrat who is acting... Read more »
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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 Read more »

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 »

enough on my plate already with HIV...

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
...My newborn baby boy was just diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Am feeling a bit sad about it. Funny though...when I went in to get the lab results Read more »

PCR Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...their website as a description of their PCR this what I want? PCR - Proviral DNA Used to confirm the diagnosis of HIV in newborns born to infected mothers and when western blot results are inconclusive. Highly sensitive PCR assay for... Read more »
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