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Horizontal Vs Vertical Transmission Of Hiv

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Horizontal Transmission between father and son

Hello Expert:I found a website Http://www.Aegis.com/news/upi/2001/up010710.h and this site is about a case in Buenos Aires where a two year old boy went to the doctor because he was very sick. The doctor suspected HIV so they tested the boy. He...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I believe the evidence is inconclusive to support their claim. If this were true, why aren't we seeing thousands of such casual contact cases coming to light?... Read more »

vertical transmission

My kid at the age of 3 months taken PCR ql test stating 'detected'(out of range) &... Read more »

chances of vertical transmission

I know that an infant has a low chance of becoming infected during pregnancy and/or childbirth, but... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vertical Transmission Second Leading Cause of HIV Transmission in Uganda, Researchers Say

Mother-to-child transmission is the second most common method of HIV transmission in Uganda after sexual intercourse, researchers said last week at the launch of a vertical transmission prevention program in the country's Jinja district, Uganda's ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

HIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according to five CDC - and NIH -funded studies conducted in Africa... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New HIV/AIDS Research Center in Cameroon to Help Develop Vaccine Against Vertical HIV Transmission

An HIV/AIDS research center in Yaounde, Cameroon, that opened last month plans to help develop a vaccine to prevent infants from contracting HIV through breast-feeding, SciDev.net reports. Breast-feeding might account for nearly half of all HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Entering Labor Should Be Given Rapid HIV Test to Determine Treatment to Prevent Vertical HIV Transmission, Study Says

Women entering labor whose HIV status is unknown should be given a rapid HIV test to determine whether treatment is necessary to reduce the likelihood of mother-to-child transmission, according to a study to be published in the July 14 issue of the ... Read more »
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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 »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »