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How To Tell My Family I Am Hiv Positive And Pregnant

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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive Getting Pregnant Staying Healthy While Pregnant HIV Treatment Options Other Treatments While Pregnant Delivery Your Baby's Health Breast-Feeding Building a Support Network Credits and Acknowledgements You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive Are you HIV positive and pregnant or considering having a baby? You are not alone. Living with HIV does not...
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HIV Positive and pregnant (CHOOSING AN HIV SPECIALIST 2009)

I tested positive in 2006 and haven't gone for any check up's to check my cd4 count and now I'm pregnant and still afraid to go for a check up. My husband is also positive and we still have sex without a condom, what are the chances...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I find it terribly unfortunate and a bit sad that fear has prevented you from getting appropriate monitoring and treatment for your HIV disease. I hope you realize that by not getting the care you need, you are allowing the virus to replicate... Read more »

Help the family!!! Pregnant wife!!!!

Hello Dr. Bob,First I would like to say you are a wonderful person and doing such a wonderful thing!!!!Please excuse my poor English as it is not my native language. Please take your time to read my story and give us suggestions. Hopefully you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Blue,First the facts:A.Protected vaginal sex is indeed protected if the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break).B.Unprotected insertive oral sex carries a minimal to negligible risk for HIV transmission.C.Symptoms, even those... Read more »

Update: Help the family!!! Pregnant wife!!!!

Hello Dr. Bob,I think I should give you some update for my issue. (You answered my question on Sept. 12)I got my 4 weeks test result came back negative. I know it is not mean anything, but at lease eased my mind a little bit.I leveled with my wife...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"I know I may just be over-reacting . . . ." BINGO! I absolutely agree!"The guilty and anxiety are just driving my crazy." BINGO again. I absolutely agree again. Stop whining and being such a ninny. You're giving me a... Read more »

My husband is hiv positive am negative and pregnant

My husband tested hiv positive while am negative. My pregnancy is abt 24week. How long is the window period. Am so scared. I love him so much....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for your post.Sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis, but congratulations on your pregnancy.We typically recommend HIV testing for 3 months after an exposure, though in the case of pregnancy centers will continue to monitor... Read more »
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How do I tell my family I'm HIV Positive?

Posted by Anonymous
I am 42 year old single mother living on Miami Beach. I have been hiding my HIV status for 4 1/2 years now (my own daughter doesn't even know). I left New York because the word got out and I am very careful with my all of my partners but I am tired... Read more »

Pregnant and HIV positive: Need support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a 32 year old woman. I found out that I was HIV positive in 1996. I had a 2 year old son and an eight month old at the time. I am pregnant now. I have NEVER taken any medication and I have never had a detectable viral load. I do not know any... Read more »

I am Positive, BF is not nor any family...

Posted by PosJohnathan, 1 Reply
I am positive and my boyfriend is not, also no one in my family has ever had HIV or dealt with it... Since i know there are so many people out there going through this as well- i have started a video blog, explaining how i deal and how others around... Read more »

pregnant with a positive husband

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
MY HUSBAND WAS DIAGNOSED AS BEING HIV+ A LITTLE OVER 6 MONTHS
AGO--- WHAT A SHOCK TO SAY THE LEAST. NOT TO MENTION I WAS 7
MONTHS PREGNANT WITH OUR SECOND CHILD. SOME NIGHT AND DAYS WERE
SO LONG I THOUGHT I NEVER WOULD MAKE IT BUT WE DID.AND OVER... Read more »