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Ukraine Says No to Elton John's Desire to Adopt an HIV-Positive Boy

It's a sad day when an HIV-positive child is stuck in an orphanage, unlikely ever to be adopted. However, the Ukranian Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko apparently felt confident in rejecting singer/songwriter Elton John's bid to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

International Community Must Adopt Integrated HIV Prevention, Treatment Efforts, BMJ "Education and Debate" Article Says

In order to stem the spread of HIV, the international community must adopt a comprehensive strategy that integrates prevention and treatment efforts, a group of AIDS experts writes in an "Education and debate" piece in the Nov. 8 issue of BMJ . ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Residents Increasingly Adopting HIV-Positive Children From Abroad, AP/Google.com Reports

U.S. residents increasingly are adopting HIV-positive children from abroad, according to figures from the U.S.-based Adoption Advocates International , the AP/Google.com reports. Figures from the organization indicate a "clear and steady rise" in... Read more »
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International adoption of HIV+ kids

Hi,Thanks for all the information you provide on your site! It's been incredibly helpful. I have a question about the US travel restrictions for people with HIV. I am a single woman (US citizen) who has lived abroad for the past several...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, you can apply for all the necessary waivers. Just work through a reputable adoption agency. On behalf of all HIV-positive kids, please accept my sincere and heartfelt thanks for your willingness to adopt an HIV-positive child! Your... Read more »

Adoption - prognosis of HIV+ adopted baby

We have just adopted twins from Africa. They are 1 year old. The girl is HIV+, but the boy is negative. The tests were done in Africa. Are they likely to be incorrect? What length of life span are our babies expected to have? Do you have any...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
You should definitely have the children evaluated at a center that has expertise in diagnosing and caring for HIV positivie children (or your pediatrician could consult with a pediatric HIV expert). I would repeat testing on both. If one or both are... Read more »

Adopting an HIV + Child

Hi Dr. Frascino,My husband and I have a 2 year old boy at home. We are now adopting another, slightly older boy who is HIV +. We have done our homework and are working with a great doctor, have a great support system and we are ready to bring this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

Adopting HIV+ 11 mo old

I am adopting an 11 mo old that is HIV+. She is in a foreign country. She was just reliquinshed by her mom. What additional tests should I ask the agency to run? Should she be started on meds now? It will probably be 8 months before she is in the...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
It would first be important to obtain any history that you can on the mother. How was her general health? How and when was she diagnosed with HIV? Did she receive any antiviral medications? Did she breastfeed the baby? It would also be helpful to... Read more »
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POSITIVE COUPLE SEEKING TO ADOPT A HIV+ CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
MY HUSBAND AND i HAVE BEEN HAPPILY MARRIED FOR OVER 7 YEARS AND WEVE KNOWN OF OUR HIV STATUS THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME. WE ARE SEEKING TO ADOPT AN HIV POSITIVE CHILD. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF POSITIVE PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO LEAGALLY ADOPT AND IF SO HOW WE... Read more »

SEEKING TO ADOPT A POSITIVE CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
MY HUSBAND AND i HAVE BEEN HAPPILY MARRIED FOR OVER 7 YEARS AND WEVE KNOWN OF OUR HIV STATUS THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME. WE ARE SEEKING TO ADOPT AN HIV POSITIVE CHILD. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF POSITIVE PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO LEAGALLY ADOPT AND IF SO HOW WE... Read more »

Need insurance coverage for HIV child adopting

Posted by opinco, 1 Reply
I really need some direction and help. I help place children with special needs for adoption. We have a little girl a family wants to adopt, she is HIV positive from birth, now 8 years old. The family uses private insurance as he is a contractor. ... Read more »

Adopting Children

Posted by wallace404, 2 Replies
Can HIV positive, gay men adopt children? How about adopting poz children? Read more »