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How Do You Get HIV/AIDS When You Are Pregnant

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Harare, Zimbabwe, Maternity Clinics Reportedly Conducting Compulsory HIV/AIDS Tests on Pregnant Women

"In a move that is likely to raise the ire of HIV/AIDS activists, maternity clinics in [Harare] are conducting compulsory HIV/AIDS tests on pregnant women before they can register for delivery," the Zimbabwean reports, adding, "Scores of pregnant... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Expand Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment for Pregnant Women

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, will expand access to no-cost HIV/AIDS treatment for pregnant women to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, city health officials said Saturday, Vietnam News Service/ Viet Nam News reports (Vietnam News... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Is Top Killer of Pregnant Women in South Africa

HIV/AIDS has become the leading cause of death among pregnant women in South Africa, surpassing high blood pressure complications, a report released last Friday by Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang disclosed. The report, "Saving Mothers... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Pregnant and HIV/AIDS

Do you have any interviews posted that deal with women that are HIV/AIDS positive. I'm a graduate student working on research dealing with women who are HIV/AIDS positive. Thanks...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
There are several areas of this web site that deal with the experiences of HIV positive women -- you might start with the "Quallity of Life" section.... Read more »

HIV- woman gets pregnant by man with AIDS

I'm involved in a situation where the woman became pregnant by a man with AIDS. So far, she has tested negative. She is due late July and I have heard that even though she is HIV- right now, that during labor/birth, she may "cross...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The most common test used to screen for HIV infection screens for the presence of HIV antibodies in the blood. After exposure, it can take at least 6 weeks (sometimes longer), to make sufficient antibodies to be detected by the test. This is why we... Read more »

my friend is pregnant to a man with AIDS

how possible is it to be pregnant with a man that is hiv+ and the woman is not, for the baby to be neg? My friend is still having sex with him unprotected. Is she causing this unborn baby more harm than what is already done? Please answer...I am a...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
It is very possible for a woman to become pregnant by an HIV infected man, and neither the mother or the baby becoming HIV infected. However, the woman and the fetus run the risk of becoming HIV infected especially with repeated unprotected sexual... Read more »

my friend is pregnant to a man with AIDS

I have a friend that addmitted to me that she married a man with aids. She is also pregnant to him. And I would like to know what the is the possibility of the baby getting the virus? She claims to be testing neg. herself but her husband is...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Of course there is risk for transmission of HIV to your friend whenever she has uprotected sex with her HIV+ partner. The only way her baby can become infected is if she is infected. If this has not happened yet, then she should be using... Read more »
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Getting Pregnant Hiv +/- couple

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a HIV + woman engaged to a HIV - man. We want to have a baby. What are the options on getting pregnant?? Is artificial insemination the only way?? I read on this website that it's possible to "do it yourself", insert the mans sperm in the... Read more »

hiv and a pregnant girl

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if i was hiv positvie and i got a girl pregnant.......does that give her a much higher risk of contracting the virus? sorry if i seem ignorant im real scared and i dont know much about hiv? thanks for your responses people Read more »

HIV+ pregnant/moms?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi there,

I am a freelance journalist in Vancouver, Canada, researching HIV+ pregnant women and moms. I am looking to speak with women willing to tell their stories, talk about the issues facing + moms. My goal is to write an article about the topic... Read more »

Pregnant and HIV positive: Need support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a 32 year old woman. I found out that I was HIV positive in 1996. I had a 2 year old son and an eight month old at the time. I am pregnant now. I have NEVER taken any medication and I have never had a detectable viral load. I do not know any... Read more »