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Hiv Risk From Mother To Child Birth

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Regimen Slashes Mother-to-Child HIV Risk: Study

According to a study presented Thursday at the 16th International AIDS Conference, the risk of mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission can be greatly reduced by combining drug treatment at the end of pregnancy and during delivery with alternatives to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nevirapine Reduces Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Repeat Pregnancies, Study Says

The antiretroviral drug nevirapine -- a low-cost medication that is used as a standard method of reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission in the developing world -- reduces the risk of vertical HIV transmission in repeat pregnancies, according to a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Appropriate Treatment Methods Can Prevent Nearly All Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Study Says

Providing appropriate treatment methods to HIV-positive women during pregnancy can prevent nearly all risk of mother-to-child transmission of the virus, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal AIDS , the PA/Google.com ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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
In 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 »

SAFE CHILD BIRTH .

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A HIV POSITIVE MALE AND NEGATIVE FEMALE TO MEET AND HAVE CHILDREN WHO WILL BE UNINFECTED? IF YES, PLEASE WHAT ARE THE METHODS THROUGH WHICH THIS WILL BE A SUCCESS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes. As is the case for so many of the questions cramming their way into my inbox, the information you request was already waiting for you in the archives of this forum. See below for a sample.Good luck!Dr. BobPregnancy and Sperm Washing... Read more »

HIV risk from eating after-birth/placenta

Hi Dr. Bob,This question may sound odd/gross -- although some people do engage in this practice after the birth of a child -- would there be any risk of HIV transmission from eating the after-birth/placenta from an HIV positive mother?Thank you for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Eating the afterbirth/placenta? Ick, I find this topic to be, uh, distasteful! It is true animals eat their placenta. This is primarily for nutrition and the hormonal content of the tissue. Relatively few humans engage in... Read more »

mother to child transmission

Hi. what are chances of passing hiv to your baby at birth or when breasfeeding if you have a low viral load (not taking any medication or prevention of mother to child transmition. And what symptoms can u look for on an infected child and what can...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiWow this is intense question.1st. The chances of perinatal (mother to child) transmission without medication throughout pregnancy is 1 in 4, or about 25% chance of infection. With medication that number is dramatically reduced to less than 1%.... Read more »
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I am worried for my only child and his mother

Posted by dontknowwhy, 1 Reply
Hi,

Sorry for the long post. But please read it as I need help.

I am worried. I am scared to death because I feel that I have got it. I hope not. Not that I am afraid of my destiny if I am positive but I am so much worried about my son. I have been... 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!!

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HIV & Child Custody

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Does 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 »

ME AND "HERB" ON "MOTHER`S DAY

Posted by POZGAL43
GOOD 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 »