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Mother-to-child Transmission Of Hiv

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placenta bleeding and mother-to child HIV transmission

I am 16 weeks pregnancy and I am bleeding, I understand its coming from the placenta which wants to detach from the uterus. I understand mother to child HIV transmission may occur during pregnancy. I have yet to go for HIV test and if positive will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Not necessarily. However, I do suggest you get HIV tested without further delay. If positive, you'll need to be under the care of an HIV specialist as well as an HIV-knowledgeable Read more »

Followup on mother to child HIV antibody transmission

I guess I wasn't clear in my first post. If a mother passes HIV antibodies only to her child, then... Read more »

Mother to child transmission

Dear Doc,Antiretroviral treatment options for HIV-infected pregnant women who are not eligible for... Read more »
World Health Organization

New Guidance on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV

...guidelines can help to reduce both child mortality and new HIV infections. PMTCT can also act as a gateway to improved reproductive, maternal and child health services at primary level and, in turn, bolster progress towards achieving the... Read more »
International AIDS Society

IAS Joins Calls to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...every effort to prevent this needless loss of life and to protect the health of mothers and their children. Each AIDS-related maternal death, and each new HIV infection of a newborn or infant is a needless tragedy," said Dr Montaner. Dr.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Infants, Pregnant, Nursing Mothers With ARVs Drives Down Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...(and the maternal-treatment method was 53 percent effective)" (6/16). Though both interventions were effective at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, study author Charles M. van der Horst, a professor of medicine and infectious... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Fund Launches Campaign to Generate Public Support for Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Thursday launched a campaign to generate public support for efforts to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015, the BBC reports. "The Born HIV Free campaign comes at a critical time,... Read more »
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want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...need to be developed. Combinations, typically including the nucleoside analogue zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir), have reduced the mother-to-child transmission of HIV from around 25% to less than 2% in infants who are not breast-fed. Pregnant women... Read more »

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk? 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 »

About the denialists

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...credibility to Christine Maggiore, a Californian who campaigns against using antiretrovirals to prevent transmission of H.I.V. from mothers to children, when he was photographed meeting her. Two years later, Ms. Maggiore gave birth to an... Read more »