Hiv Symptoms Newborns

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AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...longer. Because zidovudine was the first ARV approved, it has been studied more than any other drug. Most new drugs have been tested by comparing them to zidovudine. "Early treatment" with zidovudine was tested in people with no symptoms of HIV disease. The study showed no benefit to taking zidovudine. But zidovudine is used as part of combination therapy for people who are exposed to HIV through a workplace accident (needlestick or splash)....
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just wondering

after a hiv+ woman gives birth to baby how long does the baby have to take the meds and are there any side effects from taking the medications that could harm the baby? And if it is determined that after the baby is two years of age that he is not...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
In the United States infants born to HIV infected mothers typically take AZT for 6 weeks after birth. The most common side effects are anemia and neutropenia. Most infected babies do not have symptoms at birth. If the baby is negative for HIV at two... Read more »


Hi...My dad has been HIV+ for about 9 years now. He was diagnosed with ALL last year (which at this moment is currently in remission). He is currently taking maintence chemo pills and Atripla for his HIV. He was just told he has CMV. Is he in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...esophagitis affects the throat. It can lead to difficult and painful swallowing, chest pain, fever, mouth sores and hiccups.Disease in NewbornsCongenital CMV is the most common infection in newborns. About 1 in 10 babies born with congenital CMV... Read more »

life span of hiv newborn accorging to NPHRC

In an article from NPHRC named Infants,children & Hiv (just the facts,nov 99),It was mentioned that about 20 of children born with the hiv virus are slow progressors and will not be showing symtoms through 9 years of age without medication.In...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...HIV-infected children reach their teen years without any apparent sequellae of HIV infection. The remaining 75% develop signs and symptoms of HIV infection somewhere in between. The availability of antiretroviral therapies appears to have... Read more »

hiv in newborn

is it possible for a child to be born with hiv, and without taking any kind of medication to live for 12 years or more without developing any kind of symptoms or disease?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Yes, it is possible, although most HIV-infected children will show symptoms of infection prior to 12 years of age.KLKatherine Luzuriaga, M.D. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...positive antibody test results for several months because mothers pass many types of infection-fighting antibodies to their newborn children. Even if the children are not infected, they have HIV antibodies and will test positive for about 18... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...NAAT Testing For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant Women Newborns and Children Immigrants Military Personnel Why Should You Get Tested... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune) better where women breast-feed their babies. The mother gets one dose when she arrives at the hospital in labor. Then the newborn gets one dose during the first three days of life. This approach could be very beneficial in developing... Read more »