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Is Hiv Standard Test For Pregnant Women

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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...delivery, HIV might develop resistance. This can reduce the future treatment options for the mother. Fact Sheet 126 for more information on resistance. A pregnant woman should consider all of the possible problems with ARVs. Pregnant women should not use both ddI (Videx, see Fact Sheet 413 ) and d4T (Zerit, see Fact Sheet 414 ) in their ART due to a high rate of a dangerous side effect called lactic acidosis. Do not use efavirenz...
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I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...require treatment to maintain her own health. Otherwise, HIV treatment should be continued throughout pregnancy.HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment after... 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
...require treatment to maintain her own health. Otherwise, HIV treatment should be continued throughout pregnancy. HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment... Read more »

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
...require treatment to maintain her own health. Otherwise, HIV treatment should be continued throughout pregnancy. HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment... Read more »

hiv and pregnacy

my ex girlfriend is pregnant. we had a sexual encounter about 4-5 months before she became pregnant. this is before i learned my status. she is far along in her pregnancy now. if she had aids they would test for it wouldnt they, i am concerned for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...It is standard of care that pregnant women in most parts of the world have HIV testing. I can't prove to you that this has been done in the case of your ex. I'd certainly Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Delaware State Senate Passes Bill Aimed at Reducing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

...Delaware State Senate recently passed a bill ( SB 86 ) that would add HIV testing to the standard battery of tests given to all pregnant women, WMTD.com reports. Lawmakers hope that the bill will help reduce the rate of mother-to-child HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

... Summary Introduction Recommendations for Adults and Adolescents Recommendations for Pregnant Women Additional Considerations for HIV Screening Acknowledgment References Consultants Membership List, November 2005 CDC, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Netherlands to Offer HIV Test to All Pregnant Women

...Netherlands Ministry of Health announced on Friday that standard screening tests for HIV and other STDs will be offered to all pregnant women starting next year. The tests will be offered to women at about their 12th week of pregnancy and will... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant Women Newborns and Children Immigrants Military Personnel ... Read more »
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What could thiss be??????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Abortion) done and then I went back on my pill. About 3 weeks prior I had unprotected sex with someone that I did not know his Hiv status. I stated having some minor iritation in my mouth which I believe is thrush. I have not been diagnosed with... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...child Women can transmit HIV to their babies during pregnancy or birth. Approximately one-quarter to one-third of all untreated pregnant women infected with HIV will pass the infection to their babies. HIV also can be spread to babies through... 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 »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...Retrovir), have reduced the mother-to-child transmission of HIV from around 25% to less than 2% in infants who are not breast-fed. Pregnant women with HIV in developed countries receive antiretroviral treatment as standard care during pregnancy... Read more »