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Horizontal Vs Vertical Transmission Of Hiv

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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...you, your network can also play an important part of helping you to stay healthy and to have a healthy baby. You Can Have an HIV-Negative Baby When HIV passes to a fetus or baby from an HIV positive mother, this is called vertical transmission . When HIV passes between sexual partners or people who share needles, this is called horizontal transmission. In the time before effective treatment for HIV, about one in four babies born to HIV...
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Observations about casual transmission.

Not to beat a dead horse but some observations about the discussion of the public's concerns about "casual" HIV transmission that started when you suggested the young children of an HIV positive father and HIV (so far) negative mother get tested for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-positive partners has resulted in uninfected babies. And there have been several studies that did not find evidence for vertical transmission in children born to HIV-positive male hemophiliacs (see below). Consequently father-to-child... Read more »

re. kids testing

Dr. BobRegarding your answer if kids should be tested if the father had Aids but the mother was negative. Is it possible for the children to be positive while their birth mother is negative. I was under the impression that the only way a child could...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-positive partners has resulted in uninfected babies. And there have been several studies that did not find evidence for vertical transmission in children born to HIV-positive male hemophiliacs (see below). Consequently father-to-child... Read more »

Re: testing the kids

I'm sorry, I'm confused now. If the mother is testing negative now, even if she tests postive in three or six months that indicates the infection was recent or her first test would have been positive; the last child was born 7 years ago, she HAD to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-positive partners has resulted in uninfected babies. And there have been several studies that did not find evidence for vertical transmission in children born to HIV-positive male hemophiliacs (see below). Consequently father-to-child... Read more »

Re: Do my kids need to be tested

Hi: DR: Bob in the question were the couple asked you if their kids should be tested. I don't know if you overlooked the ages of the children, they specified the ages of the children which is 11,8,7 now if the mother is testing negative now then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-positive partners has resulted in uninfected babies. And there have been several studies that did not find evidence for vertical transmission in children born to HIV-positive male hemophiliacs (see below). Consequently father-to-child... Read more »
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HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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DJ and other people with knowledge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...now that statistics and God are in my favor, and that helps me a lot. Oh, I just read (from another post) that around 1/3 of HIV+ men have detectible levels of virus in presemen. I hope the guy I was with was either one of the other 2/3 or... Read more »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIV Aids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for sure i din get back i.e din have... Read more »

can you get HIV from fingering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...do you get aids or HIV from fingering? Read more »

hickey

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...is it possible for HIV to be transmitted by getting or giving a hickey? thanks Read more »