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Mother To Child Transmission C Section

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Ask the Experts

mother to child HIV transmission

how does the umbilical cord enable easy transmission of the HIV to a baby from the mother during deliery...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Transmission of HIV from HIV-infected mother to baby is related to exposure of the baby to the mothers's blood. If the mother is on HIV treatment and has achieved undetectable HIV levels then the exposure to HIV is minimal with low risk for HIV... Read more »

C-section or not?

I'm having a baby next month. I really can't decide whether to have a c-section or not.... Read more »

bloodless c-section

I am a 30yr old mother of 9yr old twins. I found out I was hiv positive during a routine check... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Guardian Examines Challenges to Reducing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Mozambique

London's Guardian on Saturday examined the hurdles Mozambique is facing in trying to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission. About 35,000 infants contract the virus from their mothers annually in Mozambique, and only 3% of women in the country... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Tears in Placenta Likely Associated With Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Study Says

Small tears in the placenta of HIV-positive pregnant women might allow the virus to pass from the woman's blood to the infant during delivery and could play a role in mother-to-child transmission, according to a study published on Tuesday in PLoS... Read more »

This Positive Life: An Interview With Sarah

xxx --> Sarah, let's start from the beginning. Can you tell our readers how you got HIV? When I was born, my mother had a pretty bad C-section [cesarean section]. As a result, she had to get a blood transfusion, and the blood transfusion... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Transmission

How hepatits C is caught and passed on Hepatitis C, blood products and blood transfusions Injecting drug use and hepatitis C Hepatitis C and other (non-injecting) drug use HIV, hepatitis C and sex Heterosexual transmission of hepatitis C ... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hiv+ & Preg 2nd time, doubts on method delivery

Posted by MoonDreamer, 2 Replies
I'm pregnant with my second child, which was planned, and while my first was a c-section now I have the option of a vaginal birth. I really would love to try it this time and was going to fight my doc about it but he surprised me by saying he is... Read more »

To all pet lovers .... a bit of humour

Posted by Angel_Ronnie, 1 Reply
If you have raised kids (or been one), and gone through the pet syndrome, including toilet flush burials for dead goldfish, the story below will have you laughing out loud!

Overview: I had to take my son's lizard to the vet. Here's what

Just... Read more »

very worried mom

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i am 3 months pregnant and had a HIV test done. The results came back inconclusive. I am terrrified that I may have HIV or maye passed it to my 6 year old daughter at birth. What are my chances that the test came back inconclusive due to me being... Read more »

Just found out 2 days ago...

Posted by Iris, 15 Replies
3 weeks ago I found out I was pregnant, happy happy joy joy!! I really wanted this baby, was ready to start a new life (become a "real" adult..). Saw the mid-wife last week - first appointment - routine bloodwork etc etc. Was called at work 3 days... Read more »