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Methods Used To Detect Hiv In Neonates

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...count persistently lower than 300 cells/mm 3 of blood, and this individual was receiving immunosuppressive therapy. Similar results have been reported from other studies ( Vermund et al. NEJM 1993;328:442; NIAID , 1995). Newborn infants have no behavioral risk factors for AIDS, yet many children born to HIV-infected mothers have developed AIDS and died. Only newborns who become HIV-infected before or during birth, during...
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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
...antiretroviral treatment during the first few weeks of life plays a role in further lowering the risk of HIV infection in a newborn baby. No significant side effects of Retrovir have been observed, other than a mild anemia in some infants that... Read more »

Prophylactic treatment of neonates born to an HIV positive

Should there be a consent obtained prior to administering the recommended AZT therapy to neonates? How should AZT be seen; just as medication or intensive therapy? Thanks in advance.
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
...I am not sure what the genesis of your question is regarding HIV preventative treatment in newborns of HIV infected mothers. But giving such HIV treatment to neonates would be considered standard Read more »


What's up with all these people who either deny HIV exists or believe the government create it? I was watching a youtube video of a news report from Houston about these researchers working on a cure. I noticed in all the comments on youtube, most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treatment for the newborn. In the media and at public speaking engagements, Maggiore boasted of her refusal to employ common, proven methods for blocking mother-to-child transmission of HIV and of her refusal to have her children tested for HIV.... Read more »

Legit ARS Detection

Dear Dr. Holodniy,For diagnosis of ARS, which would be the preferred method ...DNA or RNA PCR? I was thinking that if it only took a few infected cells (DNA) to create thousands of RNA, wouldn't the RNA PCR be more effective, or is my assumption...
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
...The preferred diagnostic test for HIV infection is an antibody test. In neonates, where HIV antibody testing cannot be used (because of maternal transfer of antibodies Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...approved for use by children. The best doses are not always known. Children's doses are sometimes based on their weight. Another method is body surface area. This formula considers both height and weight. Sometimes, doses are recommended based on... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...particularly if he/she has had sex with only one or few other people. Orasure Test for HIV The OraSure HIV antibody test method, approved by the FDA in 1996, uses a sample of oral mucus obtained with a specially treated cotton pad that is... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...morefiber in the diet to help control insulin resistance and help decrease stomachfat. While there is no definite proof that these methods will improvelipodystrophy, there is no down side to eating right and exercising. It is agood idea to speak... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
... An arsenal of laboratory methods are available to screen blood, diagnose infection, and monitor disease progression in individuals infected by HIV. These tests Read more »


Posted by worried2002, 1 Reply
...Sensitivity depends on viral load threshold of assay and assumes no antiretroviral therapy. ------- Viral Detection: Other methods to establish HIV infection include techniques to detect HIV antigen, DNA, or RNA (Table 2-1). HIV-1 DNA PCR is... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote Read more »

Good Bye Blue Sky

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Tomorrow is the day I will end my life , I will empty my bowel and take 50 10mg Valium and place a plastic bag over my head. I leave this world feeling good and happy everything is fine now I am not suffering in pain, I have a social life friends... Read more »