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HIV positive birth control options

I'm currently taking Combivir, Viracept and Viramune. I've been advised that birth control pills affect the effectiveness of HAART, and that HAART affects the effectiveness of birth control pills. Is this accurate? Are there no other options for...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...It is true that all types of birth control medication including Norplant and Depo-Provera may not be as effective when taken with antiretroviral therapy so it is Read more »

HIV Positive --Liposuction surgery after giving birth?

Hi, I am female 30 years old , hiv+ for 10 years, my vl is >25 copies and cd4 around 800.I am... Read more »

adoption - birth mother may be HIV positive

We are currently in the process of accepting a referral for an infant who's mother had 2 positive... Read more »
Articles
Test Positive Aware Network

Perinatal HIV Transmission and Birth Options for HIV-Positive Mothers

...babies born to HIV-positive women will be infected, or that HIV-positive women are too sick to have healthy pregnancies and give birth to healthy children. Many people also don't know that there are ways to greatly reduce the risk of... Read more »
Women Alive

If You Are a Woman Who Has Given Birth While HIV Positive...

...My name is LaVerne and I'm a Treatment Advocate at Women Alive. On April 12, 2000 I gave birth to a beautiful 8-pound baby boy named Marques. During my pregnancy, I had to interrupt my current regimen of Abacavir and Combivir Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Bail Granted for Pregnant HIV-Positive Woman Originally Sentenced to Give Birth in Prison

... Dear Project UNSHACKLE friends, Many of you have been following the case of Ms. T, a 28 year-old HIV-positive pregnant woman from Cameroon who was recently sentenced to 238 days in prison by a judge trying to protect her unborn Read more »
The Body PRO

Number of HIV-Infected Women Giving Birth in U.S. Increased 40% From 2000 to 2006, Estimates Show

...message is that, obviously, prevention and services need to be targeted at this growing number of [HIV-infected] women who are giving birth, and that we need better information on the group of women we're looking at. At this point, we have no... Read more »
Connect With Others

Need insurance coverage for HIV child adopting

Posted by opinco, 1 Reply
...help place children with special needs for adoption. We have a little girl a family wants to adopt, she is HIV positive from birth, now 8 years old. The family uses private insurance as he is a contractor. They must be able to add the child... Read more »

15 years old, and positive

Posted by blahblahblah, 7 Replies
...just figured i would sign up on this site, and find someone my age to talk to. I don't know anyone my age that is positive with HIV. Well i am! I have questions, but i don't think anyone would understand unless they were positive. It's depressing... Read more »

Looking for +/- couple trying to conceive 4 story

Posted by Poppy
...national magazine. She is interested in profiling an HIV-negative woman who is married to a positive man and either recently gave birth, is currently pregnant, or is trying to conceive. She hopes to write a story about rights to motherhood and... Read more »

Controversial Subject

Posted by pozmarie, 2 Replies
...I am a 29 year old woman who has been HIV poz for approx. 10 years. I have a CD4 of approx. 800 with undetectable viral load. I had one daughter young before I contracted Read more »