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How Many Girls Are Born With Hiv

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girl born with HIV?

I just found out that the dad of a girl I know is HIV positive. The problem is this girl and I both dated the same guy (she had sex with him a few years before me)My question is if this girls dad has HIV is their any chance she could have been born...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
There are teenagers who were born with HIV infection and have survived into late adolescence. In fact, I have treated some patients who fit this description.However, HIV can only be transmitted directly from mother to child, not from father to... Read more »

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child... Read more »

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

99 Percent of Children Born to HIV-Positive Mothers in Malaysia Uninfected

Malaysia's Women, Family, and Community Development Minister Daluk Rohani Abdul Karim reported that 99 percent of babies born to HIV-infected women in 2011 were uninfected by the virus. She attributed this to the success of Malaysia's Prevention of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Researchers Report "Functional Cure" for Infant Born With HIV

"A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now [two and a half] and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of [active]... Read more »
TheBody.com

Born With HIV, Diagnosed at 17: A Young Mom Shares Her Story

Welcome to This Positive Life! We have with us Lolisa Gibson. When Lolisa got tested for HIV in 2004, she was certain that she was HIV negative. So when her results came back positive, she was utterly shocked. It was a lot for a 17-year-old to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Report Finds Adolescent Girls Continue to Bear a Major Burden of Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Adolescent girls ages 15-19 years had the largest reported number of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases (409,531) when compared to any other age group, followed closely by women ages 20-24, according to an annual report on sexually transmitted diseases... Read more »
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Had unprotected sex with woman born with hiv? Test was negative at 6 weeks? Please help?!

Posted by Reez79, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl 4 or 5 times on July 31st. She confessed 4 days later she was born with hiv. I went to the hospital after she told me and they gave me pep.

I stopped taking the pep on September 9th and went to get a hiv rapid... Read more »

Adopting an HIV+ little girl

Posted by Anonymous
I am a single parent who is adopting a beautiful little girl who
just happens to have AIDS. She was born exposed to the disease
through her bio mother. I would like to buy life insurance in
order to plan for the future just as I have done for... Read more »

next generation born Hiv slim yet still possible

Posted by riverprincess
With the medical breakthroughs for pregnate women there is becoming a generation that may or may not be infected.Growing up is tough enough in general . Hopefully parents are open enough to talk to their children so that they are strong with... Read more »

A thousand questions borne of terror & sadness...

Posted by YetiLord75, 2 Replies
I had inebriated sex with someone other than my wife almost a full month ago. Because I was drunk, the condom I was trying to use did not stay on and I continued to have sex with her despite the lack of condom, in my stupidly drunk state.

Two days... Read more »