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How Long Can A Child Live With Hiv

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...children talk about HIV? Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, AIDS Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco. Retrieved July 2009 from www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS/pdf/parentFS.pdf . Nation PTA (2003). Talking with kids about HIV/AIDS. Retrieved March 2005 from www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/healthsafety/hiv_eng.pdf
Ask the Experts

lfe expectancy

how long can a child live born with hiv
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...who is now in her early 20s. At this time there is reason to believe that children receiving effective treatment can live long-term healthy lives.JLS. Read more »

me and my husband had tested HIV+ can we have a child

Please help me out,it was the shock of our life wen me and my husband had tested hiv+ we have never indulged in such activities (SEXUALLY) we wish to have a child how can we plan for it plsss reply me urgent
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Increasingly HIV-infected women are considering having children. This is largely because we expect them to live long healthy lives and that with good virologic control there is a much lower risk of transmission to the baby than in the past. Read more »

ANY HOPE?

Hi Doctors,I'am worried. Is there any hope on the way or are we going to be Poz forever? I am married and we are both positive. A life without a child is so boring. Is there any hope of a cure as we are worried about dying and living our...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is lots of hope that HIV+ persons can live long and productive lives if they have access to quality HIV care (including antiretrovirals). HIV+ persons in many cases can have Read more »

whether my children will be HIV+

I am HIV positive & came to know last nov 04h cd4 200 after some medication from nov 2005 I started taking antiretroviral & completed one year with this . my weight is 70kg. & age 40years. I was affected by Herpes. That time I came to know about...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...treatment. Your CD4 count went up and you are apparently without any other major medical complications. We cannot predict how long you will live, but we have every reason to believe that you will continue to do well for many years if you take... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Long-Term Impact of HIV and Orphanhood on the Mortality and Physical Well-Being of Children in Rural Malawi

...3 years. More information on the impact of orphanhood on child physical well-being is required, especially as the number of children orphaned by AIDS is projected to increase substantially in the period to 2010. Survival and well-being of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nevirapine Inexpensive, Long-Lasting Option in Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Study Says

...dosing," according to Palmore Beckerman. Therefore, she says that "[s]uboptimum" single- and double-drug prophylaxis regimens "no longer have a justifiable place in the front lines of the global struggle against HIV/AIDS." Palmore Beckerman... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...coughing or sneezing. Children are normally vaccinated against these diseases with an "MMR" shot. The vaccine usually gives life-long protection against these diseases. If you were born after 1957 and did not get these vaccines as a child, you... Read more »
World Health Organization

WHO Announces New Approaches to HIV Prevention and Treatment Among Children

...2015 is possible," said Dr Paul De Lay, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Programmes. "Relatively small investments can go a long way in saving mothers and babies." The recommendations on infants dovetail with WHO's new recommendations for women... Read more »
Connect With Others

Would Love To have a child

Posted by micah0320, 2 Replies
...I am a 31yo gay black male living in Atlanta, GA. I would love to have a child. Of seven siblings I am the only one without children. If there is a willing HIV+ female (race not important) around the same age that would like to meet and talk... Read more »

I'm + but I want children of my own

Posted by stillhere, 3 Replies
...life would be like if I followed through with my curiosities and sure enough here I am......HIV+ and wishing I would have had kids before all this, well I can't change my past but I can create my future. I am still attracted to women but have... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has daily care for 2 kids. i presume this is ok, but how often should the kids be tested? and what precautions can we easily make to avoid... Read more »

how do i tell my child am positive

Posted by wineprude, 2 Replies
...i have a 13yr old girl who is worried about me. She always see's me taking my medicine and wonders why i take them for so long. How do i open up to her and tell her the truth before she gets it from a third party? Read more »