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Hiv Not Only Mother Is In Danger But Also Child

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about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child born .My sister was never tested before. we are very much worried and want to know the chance of being infection to the child and the expected...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...family must be under getting this information at the time your sister is giving birth. HIV can be transmitted from mother to child, but fortunately, most babies are not infected. About 1 out of every 3 to 4 newborns may be infected. Most... Read more »

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child... Read more »

placenta bleeding and mother-to child HIV transmission

I am 16 weeks pregnancy and I am bleeding, I understand its coming from the placenta which wants to... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Maternal Health and Elimination of Pediatric HIV/AIDS

...Programme-at-a-Glance. According to the latest data, significant progress has been made in delivering prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in low- and middle-income countries. However, much work remains to be done. An... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Infants, Pregnant, Nursing Mothers With ARVs Drives Down Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...antiretroviral medication, can dramatically cut transmission rates, enabling moms to both breast-feed and to protect nearly all children from infection," HealthDay News/ Bloomberg Businessweek reports (Goodwin, 6/16). "Taking highly active... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Effect of Botswana Infant Formula Program Implemented to Reduce Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

...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 HIV," the Washington Post reports. According to the Post... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

United States to Grant $7 Million to Curb Mother-to-Child HIV/AIDS Transmission in Ethiopia

...health ministry's HIV/AIDS Surveillance and Control section, said that HIV/AIDS could "soon become the main cause of death in children under the age of five -- worse than other major causes such as diarrhea and respiratory disease." UNICEF's... Read more »
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Having a baby when you are HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
... Having a Baby when you're HIV Positive I'm a 23 year old HIV positive woman considering having a child with my HIV negative husband. Anyone have any experience with this. I know about the sperm washing techniques in Milan. I'm Read more »

Impact of maternal loss due to AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm finishing my doctorate in psychology and am investigating the impact of a mother's death due to AIDS on children. I am so excited about this research, and think it will really give those of us in the mental health field more information about Read more »

SERO converted Child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...we are a heterosexual couple looking to adopt a child thru the state of nj. one of the special needs type of child is a sero converted child. can anyone provide any insight as to Read more »

I'm an HIV mother looking for friends

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi there, I'm an HIV mother looking for friends to share thoughts, stories and encouragement with. Why don't you contact me. Read more »