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Mom And Children Living With HIV/AIDS

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Mom with AIDS won't deal with guardianship of children

My husband and I are the guardians of two children from Zambia (ages 8 & 11). Their mother is HIV positive and almost died from opportunistic infections last year (systemic TB). She was unaware of her HIV status at the time of her illness, but...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
There are not any aboslute answers about any person's longevity even if he or she is on combination therapies. I think that all you can do is sit down with her and using the well being of the children as the reason for the conversation, and... Read more »


First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the... Read more »

Need help with telling children mom has HIV

Hello- I need some help on a touchy subject. I am a stepmother of two Children- Male-12 yrs old;... Read more »

Paying for Your Pregnancy: Resources for Expectant Moms Living With HIV in the U.S.

Table of Contents Introduction General Health Care Costs Pregnant Women and the Affordable Care Act Prenatal and Postpartum Care Taking Time Off: New Parents and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Food and Nutrition Programs ... Read more »

Redefine Positive: A Mom of an HIV-Positive Son Seeks to Reform HIV/AIDS Educational Resources in Public Schools

Occasionally, we here at are lucky enough to hear from readers who volunteer to craft their own articles sharing their stories and thoughts. This is one of those articles. Several years ago, when my oldest was in the 5th grade, I... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children Living With HIV/AIDS in Uganda Not Adequately Covered Under Antiretroviral Treatment Program, Health Minister Says

Children living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda have not been adequately covered by the country's antiretroviral treatment program, and increased efforts should be made to provide them with improved care and treatment, State Minister of Health Emmanuel... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

About 250,000 Ethiopian Children Living with HIV/AIDS

Nearly 250,000 Ethiopian children are living with HIV/AIDS due to mother-to-child transmission (MTCT), according to Teklu Belay, head of the AIDS and STD team of Ethiopia's Health Ministry. Directives for training health workers to reduce MTCT have... Read more »
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Pos. mom and dad with neg children

Posted by TRmom, 3 Replies
Wow It's been almost 3 years since diagnosis!
I never thought it would happen to me. I was not promiscuous. I had had only 1 other partner. Even through my college years I was carefull. I didn't want to get AIDS. I took it seriously. But, I met... Read more »

live-in relative with HIV/AIDS

Posted by qwerty, 4 Replies
i overheard a conversation from my lil brother concerning he might have hiv/aids; he is under 18 years old but i also heard in the conversation he's been sexually involved with other boys and men. he doesnt know i heard all this and now im... Read more »

AIDS mom & child

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was recently diagnosed with AIDS and found out that my 5 year old boy has AIDS as well. He should be entering kindergarten this year and my husband (who is negative) is especially concerned about putting our child in school and exposing him to... Read more »

? for HIV+ Moms

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 1 Reply
Well I guess I'm that, but I need an answers from women that were HIV+ when they had their child.

I know babies are born with their Mom's antibodies. What was the testing time frame for your baby? How long do the Mother's antibodies stay in the... Read more »