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Maternity Hiv In Pregnant Women

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Maternal hiv antibodies in the baby

Can maternal HIV antibodies protect her baby? If not why not?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Yes, to an extent, but pregnant women with detectable viral loads can also pass the virus to the fetus during pregnancy, at the time of delivery or during breast feeding. Read more »

Safe sex (POSITIVE PREGNANCY)

My questions are: Is it advisable for couple on medication with cd4 above 150 to have unprotected... Read more »

Babies born to hiv infected mothers

How long will it take before a babies is free of her mother's antibodies and be tested negative? Read more »
Articles
International AIDS Society

International AIDS Society (IAS) Emphasizes Universal Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care as a Prerequisite for Improving Maternal and Child Health

...countries. The International AIDS Society (IAS) calls on governments and donors to accept that success in improving the health of pregnant women and children under five is interdependent with the battle against HIV. While the world must... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNICEF Report Examines Maternal, Child Health Worldwide, Including HIV/AIDS Issues

...complications than women in industrialized nations. The report also found some progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS among pregnant women. Among women ages 15 to 24 accessing prenatal clinics, HIV prevalence has decreased in 14 of 17 countries... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...2008, the vast majority through mother-to-child transmission. The new 2009 WHO recommendations for antiretroviral treatment of pregnant women, PMTCT and infant feeding provide an important new opportunity and challenge to implement highly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Maternal Vitamin D Increases the Risk of HIV Transmission to Offspring

... A new study of HIV-positive pregnant women finds that low maternal vitamin D levels are linked with a higher risk of viral transmission and an increase in infant mortality. Read more »
Connect With Others

where to find a hiv specialist for pregnant women in Atlanta area

Posted by nandi26, 1 Reply
...Im looking for phone numbers of doctors or institutions in the Atlanta area that treat pregnant hiv women. thank you. Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

+ and pregnant

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi! everyone I really confused and don't know what to do at this point I just found out that I'am Positive and I need help I found out 2 weeks ago when i went for an appt for pre-natal care yes, i'm also pregnant i would like to know where can i get... Read more »

hiv+ Moms w/child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, What medication has the dr put you on? How do you feel? Do you take your medication regularly? How much risk is there in having a baby? I like to thank you all for your replys in advance!! Read more »