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How Is The Baby Protected From Hiv During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy and HIV

How Do Babies Get AIDS? How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? Breastfeeding How Do We Know if a Newborn Is Infected? What About the Mother's Health? The Bottom Line How Do Babies Get AIDS? HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of babies of HIV infected mothers get HIV. If the...
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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% during the period of breast feeding.JLS.John L. Sullivan, M.D.... Read more »

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
Hello,Yes, the safest and most effective way involves sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Dr. BobArtificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization Feb 25, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial... Read more »

Protected insertive oral Baby oil used HIV Risk

Hi Doctor Thanks for the great work and informative website. I have a question that I could not find in your many posts. I recently had two latex condom protected insertive oral sexual encounters with a sex worker in thailand. I understand that...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:Oil increases the likelihood that the condom will break. Condoms are engineered to bust. If the condom broke, you would have known. Also, oral sex is a low-risk activity. Even if you had not used a condom, I would not have been concerned.... Read more »

Stocrin and Babies (Safety and Toxicity of Anti-HIV Medications During Pregnancy, 2009)

Hi,Thanks for all the advise so far.I am 34yr female and positive for the last 11yrs, am considerng having a baby next year.I have been on stocrin and truvada for the last two yrs.I know stocrin is not compatable with pregnancy so I need advice as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There are many potential effective antiretroviral regimens from which to choose. Your best option depends on many factors, including resistance test results, previous medication history, drug allergies or intolerances, drug-drug interactions,... Read more »
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help precious baby!

Posted by kenya, 2 Replies
hi guys, we are two weeks after getting diagnosed with HIV. this was after my wife got pregnant and we went for normal consultations to an obs/gyn doctor. now my dr, says my wify (at 18 wks) should begin taking AZT to protect the baby from mother... Read more »

help precious baby!

Posted by kenya, 4 Replies
hi guys, we are two weeks after getting diagnosed with HIV. this was after my wife got pregnant and we went for normal consultations to an obs/gyn doctor. now my dr, says my wify (at 18 wks) should begin taking AZT to protect the baby from mother... Read more »

Baby question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My husband and I are thinking of having a baby, we are both hiv postive. We were recently told that we could make each other sicker by having unprotected sex, that we could each have a different hiv strain and pass it on to one another. I was... Read more »

HIV and pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My friend and I want to have a baby but he's HIV+ and I'm not can we still do this without me contracting HIV? I don't know what is out there medically

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