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How Kids Contract Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have
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HIV

Dear Dr Robert,How are you.Went swimming with my 2 year old daughter and while swimming in the baby pool I saw a band aid with blood on it. Someone took it out of the pool immediately. Is there any risk of HIV transmission through that? Myself and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mimi,There is absolutely no risk of contracting HIV while in a swimming pool, even if someone was bleeding.Dr. Bob Read more »

can dogs contract hiv from humans (DOGS AND HIV, 2008)

I recently had to get a iv drip due to dehydration. I noticed the dog chewed a hole in the towel where there was dried blood..can she get the virus from me? as I am positive
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope! The "H" in HIV stands for human, remember?I'll repost below some other doggy-related HIV questions to not only show you that you are not the Read more »

HIV positive Husband but Negative Kids and Wife

I have searched thru your forums, and noone seems to have asked this question.. My husband and I have been married for over 3 years. We have 2 children. During the pregnancies I, and both children tested negative for HIV during normal pregnancy...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
It is possible. Read more »

HIV+ husband coming back

my husband was closet gay. he left 11months ago wants to come out& live as gay person. during that time he contracted hiv. im neg. i still lov him in spite of all. i learned today about his hiv. i want to be there for him and let him spend more time...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...There shouldn't be a risk of HIV transmission unless there is blood-to-blood or sexual contact between them. It seems to me that the real issues are the emotional Read more »
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HIV News & Views, November 11, 2010

...know your HIV status and take responsibility for your own sexual choices and health."   Has Obama Already Failed Us on HIV/AIDS? (And Will Yelling Make It Better?) "The dilemma for the HIV/AIDS community is: How much should President... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Vision Report Finds Young Brides at Risk of Contracting HIV/AIDS

...marry before age 18 -- whose numbers are expected to double to 100 million in the next 10 years -- are at an increased risk of HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports. According to the report, young brides are forced to have sex before their bodies are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Students Put HIV Message on Big Screen

...university's adolescent medicine division. PTP collaborated with Miami-based Little Director, a company that creates films out of children's drawings, to produce the three-minute movies. The teens wrote scripts and produced the storyboards before... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Examines "Unexpected Challenges" of Raising HIV-Positive Teens

...surviving into adolescence and adulthood. Before the introduction of antiretroviral drugs, between one-fourth and one-third of children who contracted HIV through mother-to-child transmission died by age two, and one-half lived to at least age... Read more »
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Will a child with hiv exhibit symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If a child was born or contracted hiv as a child, would they eventually exhibit syptoms when they are older? I thought they would but read somewhere that a child got Read more »

dad is hiv+

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello My dad just sent me a letter last year to let me know he is hiv+ and has been for 3 years now. I understand why it took so long to send the letter, but why a letter? Why not tell me face 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 »

Totally disgusted with child

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
...My daughter has HIV. What a fucken idiot not using protection. now its all a fuckin mess. She's a hateful inconsiderate self centered 25 yr old Read more »