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Hiv Symptoms In Child

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Will a child with hiv exhibit symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If a child was born or contracted hiv as a child, would they eventually exhibit syptoms when they are older? I thought they would but read somewhere that a child got it as a baby (through pregnancy) and went all the way to college before they found... Read more »

I am worried for my only child and his mother

Posted by dontknowwhy, 1 Reply

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 & 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 »

Project Officer: Child focusedHIV/AIDS Interventi

Posted by Anonymous
1. Save the Children -

Job Vacancy
Project Officer: Child focused HIV/AIDS Intervention and Management
Project, Vietnam

Save the Children UK (SC UK) is an international development and child
rights agency. SC UK now seeks an... Read more »

Need insurance coverage for HIV child adopting

Posted by opinco, 1 Reply
I really need some direction and help. I 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. ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Could a child born to HIV+ Mother be HIV+ at 8 years without SYMPTOMS?

An HIV+ mother had a newborn who was put on AZT in 1995. Could that child be HIV+ now?If so, would they be tested yearly by regular pediatrician?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If the baby tested negative for HIV antibody after 18 months of age, the baby is not infected.BJ... Read more »

Can a child contact HIV from a carrier who's "dads friend"? (CASUAL CONTACT, HIV BASICS)

My daughters (5) and her father, is in a relationship with a girl who is a HIV Carrier on medication. Can the virus be given to my child? I want to make sure to protect her from getting it. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First of all, there is no such thing as an "HIV carrier." Someone is either HIV positive (infected) or HIV negative (not infected).Next, HIV is not transmitted by casual conduct and you should have no fears about your daughter... Read more »

HIV positive child

what are the signs and symptoms of an HIV positive child?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The signs and symptoms in a chld would be quite similar to those in an adult with the development of opportunistic infections as the immune system weakens. A big difference is that HIV would affect the brain in a disproportionate manner and slow... Read more »

can my child be hiv possitive?

I had a child in 1995 I was very sexually active before marriage, but I was tested for HIV in 1996 and it was negative at that time. Now can a test be negative for a long time or does it usually show up right away. I would also like to know if a...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
It sounds as if you were tested a year after your child was born and you were HIV negative. If you have not had any ongoing risk factors for infection, you likely have remained HIV negative and thus there would not be any risk of transmitting HIV... Read more »
World Health Organization

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

2010 Guidelines: "Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating Pregnant Women and Preventing HIV Infections in Infants" Since WHO issued revised guidelines in 2006, important new evidence has emerged on the use of antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis for the... Read more »
International AIDS Society

IAS Joins Calls to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

Geneva, Switzerland -- International AIDS Society (IAS) today joined the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in its call for the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV. "There is overwhelming scientific evidence to show... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Drugs Not Linked With Child Psychiatric Problems

Antiretroviral therapy does not appear to increase the risk of psychiatric problems in children with HIV, a new study suggests. Scientists have been worried about high rates of psychiatric and academic problems in children with HIV. "The question... Read more »

Update on Mississippi Child Cured of HIV, Plus Second Child Shows Signs of HIV Remission

The "Mississippi Child" remains in HIV remission and another child may also be functionally cured of HIV after very early treatment, according to a study presented by Deborah Persaud, M.D., at CROI 2014 in Boston. To recap, the case of the cured... Read more »