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Hiv Pregnancy Guidelines

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...think your choice is wrong. Stigma about HIV can limit the services available to you. This is called discrimination. Stigma and discrimination are often based on fear and can happen when people don't know all the facts about HIV and pregnancy. You may face stigma because you choose to have a child. "In my culture everyone really pressures you to have children." You may face stigma because you choose to not have a child. Whatever you are...
Ask the Experts

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...his unprotected exposures while maximizing your chances for pregnancy. I'll reprint some information about magnetic couples and pregnancy below for our readers.Good luck!Dr. BobChildren and aids (SPERM WASHING) (PREGNANCY) (POSITIVE PREGNANCY)... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of this website.My psychiatrist hooked me up with a paedeatric oncologist - I think that basically means a doctor who deals with children who have cancer. I was taken through the wards and all of a sudden my problems seemed completely... Read more »

How safe is it to have a baby

I just found out that I am hiv+ four weeks ago. My viral load is 654 and my cd4 count is 667. I am not on any meds! I am also a type two diabetic on insulin. How safe is it for me to have a baby?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...you are on medications and your viral load is < 1000. You might like to check out information on this web site regarding HIV and pregnancy. The Guidelines for the Use of Antiretrovirals During pregnancy has a pretty comprehensive discussion on... Read more »

twin pregnancy and HIV treatment

i am pregnant with twin pregnancy and i would like to know whether i can opt for single drug ARV or do i need to go for multidrug combination?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...would urge you to look over the many resources on this web site (including prior answers to questions in this Forum) on women and pregnancy and then discuss your options with your care provider. You might also wish to review the US Guidelines for... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV Pregnancy Guidelines Had Little Data to Go On

...treatment of HIV infection, the federal government has released a series of documents that attempt to provide principles and guidelines for the use of antiretroviral therapies. In general the documents cover the issues of when to start, when to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Releases Draft Guidelines for Latex Condoms; Packages Would Say They "Greatly Reduce But Do Not Eliminate" Risk of HIV, Pregnancy

...Hart ( Kaiser Daily Women's Health Policy Report , 7/18). Reaction Souder and Coburn on Thursday said FDA's new proposed guidelines overstate condoms' effectiveness at preventing HPV transmission (Harris, New York Times , 11/11). "This is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vermont Health Dept. Releases Guidelines on Routine HIV Testing Among Pregnant Women

... The Vermont Department of Health on Tuesday released guidelines recommending that all pregnant women in the state be screened for HIV as part of routine tests performed by health care providers, Read more »
Women Alive

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women

...they are born and after. So, if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant and you are HIV positive, here are some guidelines recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The DHHS is the United States government's... Read more »
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scared any advise

Posted by scared2008, 1 Reply
...developed Psoriasis, and my nail beds were very pale and white. i also found out around the same time that i was a couple weeks pregnant. The guy i had been with tested for me again begining of augest and test neg. Should i be worry? can u get... Read more »

hiv+ Moms w/child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, 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!! Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...of AZT (Azidothymidine). For more information on preventing transmission from mother to child, go to http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines. Saliva Although researchers have found HIV in the saliva of infected people, there is no evidence that the... Read more »

HIV drugs and pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous
...their lives. I have also read hundreds of studies on the different treatments, most positive, but quite a few negative; and guidelines on drug treatments which seem to change every day, which must make parents' decisions about treatments that... Read more »