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How Can Hiv Be Harmful To An Unborn Child

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT 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 federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 38% to 44% of all adults in the...
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Children exposed to antiretrovirals in the womb

Fourteen years ago my child was born. During pregnancy I was given AZT - the only effective meds in that era. My child received till 6 weeks after his birth AZT as a syrup. Thank God he tested negative. With my mind at ease on his HIV-status, today...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...been document, is usually mild, and appears to wane with time. There are a number of long term follow-up studies involving HIV- children born to HIV+ women who took antiretroviral meds during pregnancy. In general the results have been reassuring... Read more »


Hi...My dad has been HIV+ for about 9 years now. He was diagnosed with ALL last year (which at this moment is currently in remission). He is currently taking maintence chemo pills and Atripla for his HIV. He was just told he has CMV. Is he in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...also get CMV through sex, breastfeeding, blood transfusions and organ transplants.Contact with the saliva or urine of young children is a major cause of CMV infection among pregnant women, as well as among other children. For women who become... Read more »

placenta bleeding and mother-to child HIV transmission

I am 16 weeks pregnancy and I am bleeding, I understand its coming from the placenta which wants to detach from the uterus. I understand mother to child HIV transmission may occur during pregnancy. I have yet to go for HIV test and if positive will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Not necessarily. However, I do suggest you get HIV tested without further delay. If positive, you'll need to be under the care of an HIV specialist as well as an HIV-knowledgeable Read more »

HIV negative for unborn baby

I am HIV positive; my wife is HIV negative we like to have a baby. If she gets pregnant by me, what is the percentage that my wife and the unborn baby will get infected with the HIV virus?Is there any treatment or study to reduce the change of my...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...States. Here is a link to an article in Positively Aware that reviews child-bearing resources for couples interested in having children. Best of luck to you. 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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Harm Reduction and HIV

... What Is Harm Reduction? Harm Reduction in Action Harm Reduction and HIV Challenges to Harm Reduction Is Harm Reduction Legal? Harm Reduction in New Mexico The Bottom Line For More Read more »
International AIDS Society

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

...scientific evidence to show that providing antiretroviral treatment to pregnant women will both save the woman's life and prevent her unborn child from becoming infected. This treatment is available and affordable, yet too many countries have... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...provider; and 50% would not want an HIV-positive food server. Only 14% of Americans polled felt that HIV-positive women should have children. This is less than the percentage of Americans who felt that women with schizophrenia or Down's Syndrome... Read more »
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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 »

My HI poz gf is pregnant!! plz help!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
im not sure what to do my gf is poz and a litle while ago the condom broke and now shes pregnant is she safe? is the baby? am i? shes really scared that im going to leav her we dont have insurense and i dont know if i can handle a poz kid too this... 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 Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »