If You Are Hiv Positive Should You Abort Your Child

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...children talk about HIV? Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, AIDS Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco. Retrieved July 2009 from www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS/pdf/parentFS.pdf . Nation PTA (2003). Talking with kids about HIV/AIDS. Retrieved March 2005 from www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/healthsafety/hiv_eng.pdf
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talking to child about HIV/AIDS

What are some guidelines and resources for mothers w/ HIV/AIDS to talk to their child about living w/ a parent w/ the disease?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...The National Center for Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center (http://www.womenchildrenhiv.org) is an excellent resource for families living with HIV and has materials that specifically discuss issues around disclosure Read more »

Working with HIV and Aids Children

Hello. I direct an Arts Outreach organization and we have recently sent artists to work with AIDS and HIV children. Our last artist did a Cabaret for kids with Aids and HIV. He had a wonderful time, but the children were very physical with him,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Congratulations on your Arts Outreach Program. Hugging, climbing, singing, and spitting HIV-positive kids pose absolutely no risk to your artists! No special precautions are needed. Just continue to teach and play with the kids hold Read more »

Can an HIV+ person have children without passing the virus to the kids

Dr. I would appreciate if you can provide some knowledge about HIV/AIDS. Can an HIV+ person have children without passing the virus to the kids? Method such as sperm washing or whatever.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
... The question about whether an HIV+ man can have children without passing the virus to the kids is a very important one. The forum which deals with this is "Mixed-HIV status couples". Dr. Robert Remien has many words of Read more »

HIV/AIDS and Children

I have a question pertaining pregnancy and children. How is it that some babies that are born from a parent that is HIV positive or maybe even both parents, and still don't acquire the virus?? And if they don't acquire it when they are born or...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...question is a very good question -- lots of research has focused on this. We don't completely understand why all babies born to HIV positive women are not infected, but it seems as if the placenta is a pretty good barrier to passage of HIV during... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: AIDS Kills One Child Every 20 Minutes, Says UN Children's Agency

...million, are now orphaned, having lost at least one parent, and this number is growing. HIV and AIDS have dramatically increased children's vulnerability in recent years," said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman. Yet despite the country's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children Often Neglected in HIV/AIDS Testing, Treatment, Rwandan Official Says

... Children should be placed at the center of HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, Agnes Binagwaho, executive secretary of Rwanda's National AIDSRead more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...mothers feed their babies breast milk, or where blood for transfusions is not always screened. How Are Children Different? Children's immune systems are still developing. They have a different response to HIV infection. CD4 cell counts (see... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Efforts to Help Children Affected by HIV/AIDS Should Focus on Families, Report Says

... Family mechanisms of support should become the focus of efforts to help children affected by HIV/AIDS worldwide, according to a report released Tuesday by the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDSRead more »
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