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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Living With Hiv As A Mother

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

influences in HIV mothers' lives - their feelings

What do the other influences in the HIV positive mothers' lives generally have to say about her decision to breastfeed her baby or not?
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
... relatives and friends, availability of clean water, cost of formula, cost of heating the formula, and disease stage of the mother.BJ Read more »

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child... Read more »

My mother has HIV

About a year ago my mother sat us down and said she had HIV. She's had it for 12 years now. I freak... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anxiety/Stress Among Mothers Living With HIV: Effects on Parenting Skills and Child Outcomes

... In their introduction the authors noted, "Parental HIV infection has been associated with negative outcomes for children, and parenting skills appear to be one mechanism operating Read more »
Body Positive

Mothers Living With HIV: Setting Personal Goals and Improving Family Life

...frustrating. Yet adolescent children need support and guidance in the final period before they go out on their own. Mothers living with HIV have many additional burdens with which to cope compared to the average parent. For example, they need to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Maternal Health and Elimination of Pediatric HIV/AIDS

...low- and middle-income countries. However, much work remains to be done. An estimated 430,000 children were newly infected with HIV in 2008, the vast majority through mother-to-child transmission. The new 2009 WHO recommendations for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mother-to-Child Highly Contributing to HIV/AIDS in Rwanda

...Mother-to-child transmission has been found to be the most frequent mode of HIV transmission among the Rwandan population, according to the Rwanda News Agency. Data released on Tuesday in the country's capital, Read more »
Connect With Others

Mothers with HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...My name is Alysse and I am a senior at Tufts University. I am presently researching the lives of mothers with HIV, and am interested in conducting interviews. If you are a mother with HIV who would not mind sharing her views, please email Read more »

I'm an HIV mother looking for friends

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi there, I'm an HIV mother looking for friends to share thoughts, stories and encouragement with. Why don't you contact me. Read more »

mother of 6 with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...A Mother With HIV I'm a mother of 6. I found out I was HIV infected about 9 years ago. It was hard for me at first, but this is my story. When Read more »

Young Mother of divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...was looking for was a way to educate myself other than the internet and chat rooms so I could feel comfortable, for example an hiv specialist, but how can I see one if I don't have it? That is all I wanted was some ideas. But to give you people... Read more »