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How Many Pregnant Women Are Living With HIV/AIDS

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tanzanian AIDS Commission Director Urges Pregnant Women Living With HIV to Frequent Medical Clinics

Fatma Mrisho, executive director of the Tanzania Commission for AIDS , on Friday called on pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS in the country to regularly visit medical clinics in order to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus, the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 42% of Pregnant Women in Swaziland Are Living With HIV, Report Says

About 42% of pregnant women in Swaziland are HIV-positive, an increase of 3% since last year, according to a government report that was released on Friday, the AP/ reports. According to the report, the increase likely is because more... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Percentage of Pregnant Women Living With HIV in South Africa Increases, Survey Suggests

The percentage of pregnant women living with HIV in South Africa "has inched up to 30.2 percent from 29.4 percent last year," according to the annual National Antenatal Sentinel HIV and Syphilis Prevalence survey released by Health Minister Aaron... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Treatment of AIDS in pregnant women

Dear DoctorMy question is: What is the better an safe antiretroviral treatment for women with HIV? Can I use a triple schedule with AZT, DDI and nevirapine? The PIs are safe during pregnancy?Thanks for your attention.Cezar...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
There are many antiretroviral therapy regimens that are safe and effective for HIV-infected women and for HIV-infected pregnant women; there are safe and effective regimens with and without a protease inhibitor; it is important that you discuss... Read more »

Support systems available to pregnant women with AIDS

I am a grad. student in the social work field and my group is currently writing a macro paper dealing with pregnant women and their young babies who are HIV+. I am having problems finding support groups to write about. This paper is supposed to be...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Available resources vary from site to site. For an overall perspective and information, I would suggest that you check out the National Pediatric HIV Resource Center ( For a more local perspective, I suggest that you contact a... Read more »

HIV on Pregnant women

What are the effects of HIV AIDS on pregnant women....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV/AIDS untreated is a direct health threat to a pregnant women as well as puts the baby at risk for acquiring HIV infection so treatment is recommended both to protect the mother's health and protect the baby. KH... Read more »

Hiv testing in pregnant women

Can a pregnancy throw a hiv test off in either direction? I heard it could. Please respond waiting for results ...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The screening tests for HIV antibodies work as well to detect HIV infection in pregnant women as in non-pregnant individuals. One note, however, is that there can be a slight increase in false positive results on the ELISA tests during pregnancy --... Read more »
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Volunteer help needed for women living with HIV/AIDS start-up

Posted by blueagave10, 1 Reply
PowerSourceTucson is an empowerment program for women living with HIV/AIDS in Tucson, AZ. I am 64 yo woman diagnosed with HIV at age 58. No services targeted to women other than support group at local clinic and annual makeover day.

Do you have... Read more »

to Women/Men Living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by christina719, 2 Replies
Hi. My name is Christina. I am currently a senior in high school, interested in pursuing a career in film-making/directing. I am not living with HIV or AIDS, my mother is. She was diagnosed when i was just 11 years old, seven years later, she is... Read more »

My wife is HIV+ and pregnant

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

At my wife's first pre-natal exam she was screened for HIV, and she tested positive. Saying this is a nightmare is an understatement.

I tested negative. Her first viral load came back at 1200, and CD4 is 680. The docs reccomnened meds to reduce... Read more »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies

i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she is pregnant and DOES NOT know his status...... He won't tell her... Read more »