Hiv Not Only Mother Is In Danger But Also Child
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Washington Post Examines Effect of Botswana Infant Formula Program Implemented to Reduce Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV TransmissionProviding infant formula to HIV-positive mothers might "cost at least as many lives as it has saved" because the nutrition and antibodies supplied by breastmilk are "so crucial to young children that they outweigh the small risk of transmitting... Read more »
Treating Infants, Pregnant, Nursing Mothers With ARVs Drives Down Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIVAccording to two new studies, "giving pregnant and nursing women triple antiretroviral drug therapy, or treating breast-fed infants with an antiretroviral medication, can dramatically cut transmission rates, enabling moms to both breast-feed and to... Read more »
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Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineIf a baby becomes infected during the pregnancy, then they will test positive at birth by HIV DNA PCR or HIV RNA PCR.If infected around the time of labor and delivery, then they will typically test positive within 2 weeks by HIV DNA or RNA PCR. The... Read more »
Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineIf the infant tests negative on two occasions by HIV RNA or DNA PCR testing at least 4 weeks after the infant has stopped taking AZT then you can be very confident the infant is not HIV infected. This assumes the infant was not breast-fed by the HIV... Read more »
University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolHIV is transmitted from mother to child during the pregnancy, at the time of birth and through breast feeding; during pregnancy virus can be transmitted from mothers blood across the placenta to the fetus, this occurs predominantly in the 2nd and... Read more »
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Posted by POZGAL43GOOD EVENING TO ALL MY READERS AND FOLLOWERS I`AM ABOUT TO TELL YA`LL HOW ME AND "HERB" SPEND OUR MOTHER`S DAY TOGETHER.BUT FIRST LET ME TELL YA`LL WHAT KIND OF MOTHER THAT MAKES A MOTHER`S DAY FOR A HIV-POSITIVE CHILD. FIRST NO ONE HAS TO TELL ME... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesHi there,
I'm an HIV mother looking for friends to share thoughts, stories and encouragement with. Why don't you contact me.
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHello,
What medication has the dr put you on? How do you feel? Do you take your medication regularly? How much risk is there in having a baby?
I like to thank you all for your replys in advance!!
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Posted by Anonymous, 5 RepliesDoes anyone know the laws regarding hiv and child custody? My ex is saying she is too afraid to let me have my kids unsupervised. That I might have a blood accident or something and not tell her or not protect them. She said that because I am... Read more »
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