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Hiv Risk From Mother To Child Birth

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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...of an HIV-infected man so that it can be used to fertilize a woman and produce a healthy baby. These procedures are effective. However, they are very expensive and not easily available. Use antiretroviral medications: The risk of transmitting HIV is extremely low if ARVs are used in pregnancy and labor, and the mother does not breastfeed. Transmission rates are only 1% to 2% if the mother takes combination ARV therapy (ART). The rate is...
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Birth mother is HIV+

We have been chosen by a HIV+ birth mother to adopt her baby. She has been on AZT since 30 weeks (she is now 32 weeks pregnant). We have three children also. What are the chances of the baby getting HIV/AIDS. What are the risks for our other...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...the absence of antiretroviral therapy, 25-30 % (that is, 25-30 out of 100) women will transmit the virus to their baby. The risk of transmission is affected by many factors, but the most important are maternal viral load and maternal therapy. ... Read more »

Mother with HIV

If a mother who has given birth to her child two months ago nad starts to have sex with her couple and gets infected with the HIV virus. Can the virus be transmitted to her child via breast feeding?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...A woman who experiences HIV infection during the breast feeding period has a high risk for transmitting HIV to her breastfeeeding infant because viral loads are the highest around the time that infection occurs; Read more »

Mother-to-Child Transmission

I have read a bit about the transmission of HIV from the mother to the unborn fetus. My question is, even though there is no intermixing of the maternal and fetal blood in the placenta, is HIV incapable of traversing the placental barrier between...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...during gestation, delivery, or after birth through brest feeding, the precise mechanisms of viral transfer are unknown. However, risk of infection increases as the placenta ages or with conditions (e.g., infection) that compromise the placenta,... Read more »

Both parent are hiv+ child is not how true is this?

childs parent both have full blown aids,child was never test until last month, child is 3yrs old, test result are negative, we were told that the child does not have to be tested again and that the child is fine, is this true?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...This can be true. The risk of transmission of HIV from infected mother to child (when off therapy) is about 1 in 3. From this you can see that the majority Read more »
World Health Organization

New Guidance on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV

...HIV-positive pregnant women with relatively strong immune systems who do not need ART for their own health. This would reduce the risk of HIV transmission from mother to child. Provision of ARV prophylaxis to the mother or child to reduce the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

With Help, Minnesota Moms Keep Babies HIV-Free if the woman's HIV status is unknown. Up to half of HIV-positive pregnant women are unaware they carry the virus. The risk of MTC transmission has been drastically cut through the program. The women receive antiretroviral treatment... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Who Receive Tenofovir, Emtricitabine During Childbirth Have Decreased Risk of Developing Drug Resistance, Study Says

...HIV-positive women who are pregnant and receive the antiretrovirals tenofovir and emtricitabine during childbirth could reduce the risk of developing resistance to antiretroviral drugs, according to a study published Wednesday in the Lancet , ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
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HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) Thank you. I'm freaking out over this. Is it a potential risk or am I just paranoid? Read more »

Please help me - I'm scared and nervous

Posted by Anna789, 1 Reply
...I know this may sound far-fetched, but I need to know if there is even the slightest possibilty that this was a transmission risk; even a theoretical risk??? Thank you. Read more »

help !!!

Posted by praveen, 3 Replies
...condom put on to my penis)..... we didnt exchange any body fluids and I ejacuted in the condom... Should I be worried about HIV !!!! help... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »