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How Long Can A Baby Live When Infected With HIV/AIDS

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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how long the baby survive from hiv

i have been diognose with hiv and my son to who is ten years old now how long will he live who survive?...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
If I understand your question right it sounds like you are saying that both you and your 10 year old son were diagnosed with HIV and you want to know how long both of you could live with this infection.If I have your question right I would suggest... Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since the epidemic was first recognized in... Read more »

How can babies born form HIV positive mothers not being infected?

I would like to know how can the babies of HIV positive mothers not to get infected, as long as the baby "shares" mother's blood through placental circulation? Is HIV one of the "products" that do not cross the placental...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Only 1 in 4 babies born to untreated and non-breastfeeding HIV infected women will be infected with HIV; most HIV infected babies are infected when they are exposed to virus in the vagina during the birth process; some babies are infected while in... Read more »

can a non infected baby be infected with razor blade?

I have a nanny living with hiv, my first daughter, used the nanny's razor to give my little baby girl a little cut, could my baby be infected? There was no blood on the razor....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,No! HIV is not transmitted this way. The first reason is because once HIV leaves the body it begins to die and becomes unable to infect. Next, HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen,... Read more »
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Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk?

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How long should an AIDS infected person wait.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was hoping someone could share with me the appropriate amount of time a person that is AIDS infected should wait before resuming contact with someone who has recieved live vaccinations. I want to make sure my father-in-law stays healthy as long... Read more »