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Hiv While Pregnant

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HIV (Pregnant Woman)

Posted by Vinay007, 1 Reply
Hi All !

My girlfriend is pregnant past 8 months.We did test for HIV in a well reputated hospital in August and fairly it was negative.But after having test she went to her mother house.There she went to a district hospital as a place is not well... Read more »

hiv and a pregnant girl

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if i was hiv positvie and i got a girl pregnant.......does that give her a much higher risk of contracting the virus? sorry if i seem ignorant im real scared and i dont know much about hiv? thanks for your responses people Read more »

HIV+ pregnant/moms?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi there,

I am a freelance journalist in Vancouver, Canada, researching HIV+ pregnant women and moms. I am looking to speak with women willing to tell their stories, talk about the issues facing + moms. My goal is to write an article about the topic... Read more »

Hiv + & pregnant

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have recently found out that I am pregnant. I am on meds (Viracept, Epivar & Zerit) which have been an absolute blessing. Viral load has been undetectable for years and CD4 is above 1100. I have been pos. since 1994. Since the pregnancy I have... Read more »

My wife is HIV+ and pregnant

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

At my wife's first pre-natal exam she was screened for HIV, and she tested positive. Saying this is a nightmare is an understatement.

I tested negative. Her first viral load came back at 1200, and CD4 is 680. The docs reccomnened meds to reduce... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV on Pregnant women

What are the effects of HIV AIDS on pregnant women....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV/AIDS untreated is a direct health threat to a pregnant women as well as puts the baby at risk for acquiring HIV infection so treatment is recommended both to protect the mother's health and protect the baby. KH... Read more »

hiv & pregnant women

what are the side effects to antiretroviral drugs for pregnant women...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The side effects of antiretroviral therapy in pregnant women are similar to other patient populations (for discussion of particular drugs see the body discussion on specific drugs). Pregnant patients may experience more nausea/vomiting than other... Read more »

hiv and pregnant

On thursday I tested hiv positive and I am 7 months pregnant,what are the risks involved and how can I protect my baby from being infected,my partner of 1 year tested negative,how is this possible...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.I'm so sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. There's much to cover, but first know that it's entirely possible for you to have a healthy, happy baby. To do this, time is of the essence, because... Read more »

effects of ribavirin on HIV pregnant woman on ARV therapy

HIV woman on ARV therapy get pregnant from her hasband who has HBV and HCV Infection and is on treatment with peg-interferon and ribavirin .she is now 8 weeks pregnant. what is your advice to them...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
They should contact their obstetrician as soon as possible and get counselled about the potential risks; JLS.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among Pregnant Women, Infants and Children in the United States

Fast Facts All pregnant women should be screened for HIV as early as possible during each pregnancy. Women with HIV who take antiretroviral medication during pregnancy as recommended can reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to their babies to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Rate of HIV Found Among Pregnant Women in Luanda, Angola: Official

Some 8.6 percent of pregnant women in Luanda carry HIV, according to a study of 500 women in the Angolan capital, UNAIDS expert Alberto Stella told a medical conference recently. Marcela Silva, from Angola's National Program to Fight AIDS, presented... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IAS Conference: Low-Cost CD4 Tests; HIV Prevalence Among Pregnant Zimbabweans; Treating HIV-TB With ARVs; Vaccine Trials

The following are stories fromthis week's5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention meeting in Cape Town, South Africa: SciDev.Net : Steven Reidof theImperial College London spoke of three... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Health Minister Supports HIV Testing for Pregnant Women, Considers Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV Testing

Singapore Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said he supports compulsory HIV testing for pregnant women and is considering requiring couples to get tested for the virus before being married, Channel NewsAsia reports ( Channel NewsAsia , 12/4). Last... Read more »