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Mother Transmission Of HIV To Child

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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 »

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...antiretroviral medication, can dramatically cut transmission rates, enabling moms to both breast-feed and to protect nearly all children from infection," HealthDay News/ Bloomberg Businessweek reports (Goodwin, 6/16). "Taking highly active... 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 in 2006, important new evidence has emerged on the use of antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis for the prevention mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), and on safe feeding practices for HIV-exposed infants. At AIDS 2010, WHO is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Fund Launches Campaign to Generate Public Support for Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...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, with the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Brazilian Government Launches Program to Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Syphilis

... The Brazilian government on Wednesday launched a program that aims to reduce mother-to-child transmission of viruses such as HIV and syphilis, Xinhua/ People's Daily reports. According to a recently released report Read more »
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want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...quote: Adam Legge, Monday, April 16, 2007 Antiretroviral drugs used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child can cause genetic damage in infants that may increase their risk of developing cancer in the future, according to new research. 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 »

Family Health International

Posted by Anonymous
...position. Responsible for overseeing the implementation of the work plan for activities related to the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), and providing technical backstopping to field staff and programs. Also responsible... Read more »

Please answer.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...If I touch some part of the body of an hiv+ person, or shakes her/his hands or hug her/him and I didnt see any visible blood or notice any blood, can I get infected because Read more »