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If A Man Is Infected With Hiv Can He Pass It On To His Unborn Child

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 , 2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have suggest that, despite the many similarities between HIV-positive men and women, there are some sex/gender-related differences with important HIV prevention and treatment implications. These differences range from the interaction of HIV and the...
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HIV+ man having children

Dr. Bob, thank you for all of your calming words, and the time you devote to helping those with HIV and the "worrywarts". My question is technical, but can an HIV+ man have a child through in-vitro without risk to the baby or the mother? Or is the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...their individual needs, while at the same time following state-of-the-art recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the federal agency responsible for setting healthcare policies in the United States. The most... Read more »

Is my partner HIV +? Is my baby & myself at risk?

My 6 years bf wont go for HIV tests with me. He first said was same as knowing "bomb ticking", its now been 2 years that I've been talking him through the same, still won't go... Tried explaining that nowadays it aint a "death sentence" per se. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello J-L,Yours is a frightening story on so many levels!Addressing your specific questions first:1. Definitely continue using latex or polyurethane condoms! There is a fairly Read more »

HIV+ DAD and HIV- MOM desire CHILD

Is it possible for a HIV+ Dad that is undetectable and a HIV- Mom to have a HIV- baby? Please advise.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...their individual needs, while at the same time following state-of-the-art recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the federal agency responsible for setting healthcare policies in the United States. The most... Read more »

HIV negative for unborn baby

I am HIV positive; my wife is HIV negative we like to have a baby. If she gets pregnant by me, what is the percentage that my wife and the unborn baby will get infected with the HIV virus?Is there any treatment or study to reduce the change of my...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The average risk of transmission of HIV from an HIV positive man to an HIV negative woman from unprotected intercourse is about 5% per year. If the woman becomes pregnant and does not acquire Read more »
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International AIDS Society

IAS Joins Calls to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...clinical symptoms of HIV disease, will keep people alive and productive in their communities. We must fight to ensure that the human rights of people living with and most affected by HIV are protected by legislation and policy so that more people... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women in many other countries in Africa, South... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...swimming pools and hot tubs would instantly kill any HIV, if the hot water (and time) hadn't killed it already. Pets/Animals Humans are the only animals that can harbor HIV. People sometimes think they can get HIV from pets or other... Read more »
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time line

Posted by Anonymous
...subscribe search FRONTLINE search 1959 First known case of human HIV infection A blood sample is taken in 1959 from a man living in Leopoldville, Belgian Congo, now Kinshasa,... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

My HI poz gf is pregnant!! plz help!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
im not sure what to do my gf is poz and a litle while ago the condom broke and now shes pregnant is she safe? is the baby? am i? shes really scared that im going to leav her we dont have insurense and i dont know if i can handle a poz kid too this... Read more »

Brits convict man of infecting friend with HIV

Posted by ScotCharles
...'Far from being the humane, cultured man he liked to portray himself as, he was some kind of psychopath' CLAIR SMITH The Scotsman February 7, 2007 IT Read more »