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How Can Children Contract Hiv

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boyfriend had or may not had sex

my x boyfriend supposedly had sex with my cousin 7 months ago appx. / how long will it take to find out if i have HIV she supposedly had hiv from her previous boyfriend .i have three children and a new husband if i have it i may have passed it to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...supposedly had sex with your cousin who presumably contracted HIV from her ex-boyfriend. Now you have a new husband and three children and you're wondering if you could have contracted HIV from your horny ex and passed it on to your new family.... Read more »

Should I tell the children

My husband and the father of my two children had an affair about 7 years ago. He contracted HIV... 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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kazakhstan: Health Minister, Regional Governor Fired After 55 Children Contract HIV

...Security Council chief Nurlan Abdirov said President Nursultan Nazarbayev's action was in response to reports that 55 children had contracted HIV while receiving medical treatment at the regional children's hospital in Shymkent. The infected... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than Half of U.S. Parents Fear Children Will Contract HIV, AP Poll Says

...Although only 20% of the adult participants in an Associated Press poll on AIDS said they were concerned they would contract HIV someday, more than 51% said they were concerned that a son or daughter would contract HIV, the AP/ Las Vegas Sun ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than Half of U.S. Parents Fear Children Will Contract HIV, AP Poll Says

...Although only 20% of the adult participants in an Associated Press poll on AIDS said they were concerned they would contract HIV someday, more than 51% said they were concerned that a son or daughter would contract HIV, the AP/ Las Vegas Sun ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Foreigners in Libya Face Death Penalty in Case of 393 Children Who Contracted AIDS

...Libya, six Bulgarians and a Palestinian -- all doctors and nurses -- face the death penalty if they are convicted of killing 393 children by injecting them with AIDS-contaminated blood. The defendants are charged with murder and conspiracy in the... Read more »
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I'm + but I want children of my own

Posted by stillhere, 3 Replies
...healthy as a horse as a horse can be under the circumstances. but here's the catch or I should say a little history on me: I contracted the virus from another man, I have lived at least my past 10 years as a gay man! although, I have never lost... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »

Questions to really think about.......

Posted by Overstressed, 3 Replies
...1. What role should organized religion place in HIV/AIDS prevention? 2.What do you do,personaly to prevent transmission of HIV? 3. Do you feel race has impact on HIV infection? Read more »

My father had AIDS...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am still struggling to understand why this happened to my family, and I am finding it hard to find any sort of support for children in the US who have lost parents to this disease. So, I am writing to see if ya'll know of any groups out there... Read more »