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Is Untreated Herpes Harmful To Fetus During Pregnancy

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...think your choice is wrong. Stigma about HIV can limit the services available to you. This is called discrimination. Stigma and discrimination are often based on fear and can happen when people don't know all the facts about HIV and pregnancy. You may face stigma because you choose to have a child. "In my culture everyone really pressures you to have children." You may face stigma because you choose to not have a child. Whatever you are...
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Drug abuse and the effects to the fetus during pregnancy

I have been seeing this guy for about 8 months. He promised me that he quit drugs, and I believed him. I am now pregnant and I found out he was doing marijauna and cocaine. I don't do any drugs, but is there anyway that it could harm the baby...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question.You will find a lot of information on substance abuse in pregnant women, and the effects of recreational drugs on the fetus in pregnant women who are using drugs. However, there is much less Read more »

HHV-8 (Kaposi's sarcoma virus) and Pregnancy; What risk is there to a fetus?

I have a question related to HHV-8 and transmitting this virus during pregnancy to the fetus.Years ago, I engaged in 2 separate instances of deep kissing with a bisexual male, who about 2 years later developed fairly serious symptoms of HIV...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...important question. You are concerned that you may have been exposed to HHV-8, and you question what risk this poses to your fetus. The first point I want to stress is that HHV-8 is a relatively common virus. It is true that it is spread by... Read more »

can i have kids with genital herpes

can i have kids normally if i have genital herpes?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...rarely at risk for infection. Visit http://www.plannedparenthood.org for more information about sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.RMK Read more »

Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

I have the same question as asked in "blood tainted saliva in eye" asked by another visitor, but my question is concerning Hepatitis C? While talking in a session, a client of mine (I'm a counselor) with that dx in her chart (at some pt),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infected at birth or during early childhood. HCV may progress more rapidly in coinfected children.For more information about HIV and pregnancy, see the i-Base guide to HIV, pregnancy, and women's health, available online at... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...but sometimes by HSV-2. It can occasionally result in serious eye disease, including blindness. A woman with herpes who is pregnant can pass the infection to her baby. A baby born with herpes might die or have serious brain, skin, or eye... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HAART and the Safety of the Fetus

...chances of giving birth to a healthy, HIV negative baby, with several steps as follows: getting counselling before becoming pregnant receiving prenatal counselling and care taking HAART while pregnant so that viral load is as low as possible... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
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Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip... Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive Read more »