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How Is The Baby Protected From Hiv During Pregnancy

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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV by cesarean (C-)section. Feeding the Newborn Up to 20% of babies may get HIV infection from infected breast milk if the mother is not taking ART. However, breast milk contains nutrients that the newborn needs. It also protects the baby against some common childhood illnesses. Replacement feeding can increase the risk of infant death. This can be due to loss of disease protection provided by the mother's milk or the use of contaminated...
Ask the Experts

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...his unprotected exposures while maximizing your chances for pregnancy. I'll reprint some information about magnetic couples and pregnancy below for our readers.Good luck!Dr. BobChildren and aids (SPERM WASHING) (PREGNANCY) (POSITIVE PREGNANCY)... Read more »

HIV+ and Pregnant

I am pregnant and my CD4 count is 217, just started combivir and nevarapine. What possible side effects will it have on me and my baby
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...therapy such as combivir + nevirapine has been shown to significantly decrease the risk of vertical transmission to the baby protecting the baby from HIV infection. If available the baby is also often given AZT and sometimes other meds after... Read more »


My questions are: Is it advisable for couple on medication with cd4 above 150 to have unprotected sex cos we want to have baby? Does protected sex have any negative effect on anyone already on medication? Apart from condoms, are there any other form...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...first question involves pregnancy while being HIV positive. See the information below that addresses this topic in detail. Unprotected sex is not a good idea, due to the possibility of dual infection (reinfection, superinfection). There are safer... Read more »

Is baby protected from HIV in womb?

I am a student doing literary research on HIV and pregnancy.I wanted to know if the baby is protected from HIV in the womb or does the transmission only occur during delivery?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Approximately 5-10% of infants born to untreated HIV-1 infected women will be infected in utero; 10-15% will be infected during labor and delivery; 10-15% Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...formulas or breast milk from a woman who is not infected to feed their babies. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on HIV and pregnancy. Contact With Blood HIV is one of many diseases that can be transmitted by blood. Be careful if you are... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Guide to HIV, Pregnancy and Women's Health

...Introduction Introduction Background and General Questions Additional Info Mother's Health Is Best for Baby Protecting and Ensuring the Mother's Health Transmission Planning a Pregnancy Planning Your Pregnancy ... Read more »
World Health Organization

WHO Announces New Approaches to HIV Prevention and Treatment Among Children

...or their infants receive ARV drugs during the breastfeeding period. This has been shown to give infants the best chance to be protected from HIV transmission in settings where breastfeeding is the best option. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...or was an injection drug user, has other sex partners, has had sex with infected people, or has sex with men. Women should protect themselves against HIV infection. Having male sex partners use condoms lowers the chance of HIV infection. See ... Read more »
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how do you become pregnant

Posted by light001, 4 Replies
...hello, i am 40yrs old been pos 20yrs on and off meds my husband of 18yrs is neg. we would love to have a baby but i dont know if it is to late for me. i hear so many stories of healthy babies being born. do they have sex with their partner, Read more »

Want a baby.....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Is it to late to have a baby or no worth it at all? I have 3 kids from my first partner am no longer with him I left him and re married to someone else .We Read more »

Hiv and Pregnant

Posted by mntwana, 4 Replies
...856 but didnt check my VL im scared of giving birth to my baby not sure if she'll be tested positive or negative. how can i protect my baby i do know about nevarapine but not sure how accurate it is, and how can i get rid of these yellowish... Read more »

pregnacy during ure period

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...if u have unprotected sex during ure period can u get pregnant? Read more »