How Can An Unborn Child Become Infected With HIV?

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worried and pregnant

I am 32 weeks pregnant when I found I was tested 4 hiv in june and then again in aug in aug around the 30 I had unprotectect with my husband in which he did not discharge in me now its been 72 day since we have had sex and he became ill and was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation negative, to definitively confirm your negative status. In light of your 32-weeks pregnancy and the need to protect your unbornchild during the upcoming delivery, in case you are HIV infected, I would recommend DNA PCR testing now. An... Read more »

HIV and masturbation

Dear Dr. Bob, After masturbrating and ejaculating, I couldn't help from wondering if HIV virus from... Read more »


Hey Doc , I desperately need your help. Sorry to keep asking so frequently, I just had another... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV, Poor Prenatal Care Contribute to High Under-Five Child Mortality Rates Worldwide, UNICEF Report Says

...Poor prenatal care, HIV and other preventable illnesses contribute to high rates of mortality among children under the age of five worldwide -- but especially in sub-Saharan Africa -- and progress in reducing child deaths has been "alarmingly Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent PCP in Children: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

...retirement, disability, and survivor benefits payable on your Social Security record.) Child Health Insurance Program 1-877 KIDS NOW (1-877-543-7669) CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Internet address: Additional... Read more »
International AIDS Society

IAS Joins Calls to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...our moral obligation to make every effort to prevent this needless loss of life and to protect the health of mothers and their children. Each AIDS-related maternal death, and each new HIV infection of a newborn or infant is a needless tragedy,"... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant Women Newborns and Children Immigrants Military Personnel Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? The... Read more »
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very worry please help!!!

Posted by amorie223, 2 Replies
...straight to the point... i received a call from a physician telling me i have been exposed to HIV she told me i need it to get tested for HIV asap. i went to the local health dept. on July 20 received a rapid test which results Read more »

I'm just diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...negative. I'm planning to re-marry in a short while... my boyfriend doesn't mind.... but would it be possible for us to have more children that are not infected by HIV....? Read more »

Looking 4 help on having a baby with hiv+ hubby

Posted by Charlie, 5 Replies
...Can anyone give me some addvice on having children with my hubby who is positive. We are living in the UK and have looked into sperm washing but we would have to pay 5,000 for Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If there is ARS i have a question. When would the rashes apear. During Serconversion or rashes can appear months after?? Read more »