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Hiv Transmission During Conception

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Ask the Experts

conception- where the father is HIV+ and the mother HIV neg.

I work as an HIV counsellor in the UK and have two pairs of sero-discordant would-be parents. Although sperm washing is available here- the cost is ,for most people, prohibitive. These couples are desperate to have children of their own and I am...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
The best alternative is to have artificial insemination by a HIV negative donor. If the couple really want to have a baby, this is what I suggest. 1. The man should be on antiretroviral therapy and have an undetectable viral load in is blood. It... Read more »


I have sort of a confusing qusetion - If a hiv negative woman has intercourse with a HIV+ male, and... Read more »


Prof Eric Daar on your podcast talked about 3 concepts of multi drug resistance.Can he kindly send... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One-to-One Interventions to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections and Under the Age of 18 Conceptions: A Systematic Review of the Economic Evaluations

The authors set out to conduct a systematic review and critical appraisal of the economic evaluations of one-to-one interventions to reduce STDs and teenage pregnancy. Four electronic bibliographic databases from 1990 to January 2006 were searched... Read more »

HIV Vaccine Primer: Basic Science and Concepts

Getting to zero new HIV infections is already possible with our current HIV prevention methods -- condom use, pre-exposure prophylaxis, education, testing and so forth. But the holy grail of getting to zero remains an HIV vaccine. With an effective... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sen. DeMint Made "Important Points," Confused "Key Concepts" About HIV Prevention in Recent Opinion Piece, Letter to Editor Says

Although Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) made "some important points" regarding HIV prevention in a recent Washington Times opinion piece, he "also confuse[d] some key concepts," Daniel Halperin, senior researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

National Post Examines "Major Obstacles" to Conception for HIV-Positive Couples

Canada's National Post on Thursday -- in the fifth installment of a six-part series titled "Extreme Babymaking" -- examined the "major obstacle[s]" to conception for couples in which one or both partners are HIV-positive. HIV/AIDS in Canada,... Read more »
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Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
I'm a 22 year old female and I work as a security guard. A little over two weeks ago, I responded to a fight out in a parking. Two males were fighting (they were hitting each other in the ribs, face, and abdomen-which resulted in a lot of blood-and... Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk.
What is HIV?
How is HIV transmitted? Read more »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »