If A Woman Has Hiv Will Her Unborn Child Have It

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Transmission of HIV during Pregnancy

Dear expert, I have a question pertaining the transmission of HIV from the mother to the fetus. According to what a doctor told me, the placenta won't allow the mother blood to pass into the fetus blood stream at all. only the nutrient from the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...blood which carries the cells of the immune system is kept separate. The vast majority of transmission of HIV from mother to child occurs at the time of birth when the membrane is ruptured and the blood systems can mix. That is why on treatment... 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... Read more »


International AIDS Society

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

..."There is overwhelming scientific evidence to show that providing antiretroviral treatment to pregnant women will both save the woman's life and prevent her unbornchild from becoming infected. This treatment is available and affordable, yet too... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Bail Granted for Pregnant HIV-Positive Woman Originally Sentenced to Give Birth in Prison

...HIV-positive pregnant woman from Cameroon who was recently sentenced to 238 days in prison by a judge trying to protect her unbornchild from being born with HIV. Ms. T has spent nearly six months in the Cumberland County Jail in Maine. It is... Read more »
The Center for HIV Law and Policy

Lost in the Shuffle: Women's Right to Choose, Not Just Refuse, HIV Testing

...and now goes to the Colorado House of Representatives for their consideration. The bill mandates that blood be drawn at the woman's first prenatal visit and submitted for syphilis and HIV testing, but also states that the pregnant women can... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...commonly reported side effects that seem to be worse in women are rashes, liver toxicity, and fat distribution changes. Women of child-bearing age represent an important category to consider because certain antiretrovirals can have negative... Read more »
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Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...many times do they test her in a pregnancy. I am afraid to tell her since he has threatened my life and safety and we have kids together. I am so worried.... Read more »

hiv stories

Posted by Anonymous
...AVERT.ORGAVERT is an international AIDS charity avert.org - bringing you information on HIV & AIDShome about AVERT donate here contact us help & advice site guide Africa Countries & Regions Education Gay & Lesbian Read more »


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 »

Pregnant and HIV positive: Need support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...know that the chances of avoiding infection are increased with meds, however, I am at such a low risk now, and so is my unbornchild,that an increase of 2% hardly seems worth it. Anyway,if there is anyone out there that can relate to my... Read more »
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