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Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

Table of Contents Introduction The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself Related Info Sheets by The Well Project Introduction HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discusswith their children. However it is important that all families have thisdiscussion. There are many reasons you may want to discuss HIV and AIDS withyour children: you...
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My parents don't want to talk about HIV and AIDS

Dear Dr.Bobby, I am 15 years old and I have a great fear of diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS. One day when I was going to the doctor, I asked my parents a simple question, "What if I have AIDS?" After hearing my question, my mother told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your mother told you not to talk about it and your father said that HIV only happens in dirty places and to dirty people?!!?? It always amazes me that 25 years into this global pandemic and with over 40,000,000 people infected worldwide,... Read more »

Both parent are hiv+ child is not how true is this?

childs parent both have full blown aids,child was never test until last month, child is 3yrs old, test result are negative, we were told that the child does not have to be tested again and that the child is fine, is this true? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
This can be true. The risk of transmission of HIV from infected mother to child (when off therapy) is about 1 in 3. From this you can see that the majority of babies born to HIV+ mothers are likely to be negative.If the mother takes effective HIV... Read more »

HIV/AIDS and Children

I have a question pertaining pregnancy and children. How is it that some babies that are born from a parent that is HIV positive or maybe even both parents, and still don't acquire the virus?? And if they don't acquire it when they are...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Your first question is a very good question -- lots of research has focused on this. We don't completely understand why all babies born to HIV positive women are not infected, but it seems as if the placenta is a pretty good barrier to passage... Read more »

child with hiv parent

was pregnant when diagnosed with hiv, is there a possibility because nothing was found at birth that it could be found later on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.If your child was HIV negative at birth and thereafter, it's very highly unlikely that she'll (or he'll) have any problems in the future. BY... Read more »
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WHY DON`T PARENT`S TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN THAT ARE HIV+

Posted by MARYJB67, 3 Replies
I`AM CONFUSED ABOUT WHY DON`T SOME PARENT TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN WHO ARE AFFECTED WITH THIS DISEASE BECAUSE I`VE A MOTHER THAT DOESN`T TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OR GO INTO THE HEALTH DEPT WITH ME EITHER BUT SHE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THE DOCTOR SAY OR WHAT... Read more »

Parents Of HIV Positive Adult Children

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knew of any websites, Forums, online communities, etc. specializing in Parents Of Adult Children With HIV? Thanks.

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Afraid to tell my parents about my HIV

Posted by aug27, 4 Replies
I have been HIV + since sept of 2005. I curently live at home with my parents and have not told them that I have HIV. It is getting harder and harder to do and I am getting more distant from them. I love them very much but I think it would absoulty... Read more »

AIDS research losing its steam

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Almost twenty years and still no cure or effective treatment (most are too toxic). I think there needs to be a new approach to this mess. What do you think?

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