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Older Children Found Perinatally Infected

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Get the Facts
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...children talk about HIV? Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, AIDS Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco. Retrieved July 2009 from . Nation PTA (2003). Talking with kids about HIV/AIDS. Retrieved March 2005 from
Ask the Experts

just got infected {india} 19 yr old kid!

hiI JUST TURNED POSITIVE ON OCT 24.I HAVE NOT DISCLOSED MY RESULTS TO ANY ONE!iam afraid of what will happen if i tell my parents! iam gone nuts!!!!!!!! wat therapy should i start!and the fear of dying has engulfed me!will i die? youngthankyouindian...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
As you can see from reading other posts, much depends on how far advanced your HIV infection is. If you know your CD4 cell count or viral load this will help regarding treatment advice as will any info about how you are feeling (weight loss,... Read more »

Response to 50 year old male wanting child

I live in UK with HIV pos man.I am negative. I have 15 month old twins born as a result of sperm washing (due to other issues we had to have ICSI where a single sperm is injected into the egg and then placed back). I was tested before treatment and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Yes, you're correct. If there's any doubt (none in my mind), I'd have your children tested. BY Read more »

helping HIV+ 2 years old child

Here in Italy, some doctors says that antiretroviral therapy is a big failure and it's useless; some others say the opposite.I'm helping an orphan child affected by HIV. He lives in Nyumbani (Nairobi).I received your address by the program...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Antiretroviral therapy can be very effective in preventing HIV disease in children if a combination of antiretroviral drugs are used, and the child takes the medicine as directed. However, monotherapy is only Read more »

Six year old child, need HAART?

6 years old child, both parents died of Aids. Presented last year with TB and received a full course of TB treatment. At that time he had generalized Lymphadenopathy and failure to thrive. An HIV test was positive. When he finished his TB...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...I would strongly consider antiretroviral therapy for this child. While absolute CD4 counts tend to normalize to adult values after the age of 5 or 6 years, the CD4 percentage of under 15% Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jamaica Program Aims to Help Older Family Members Provide Care for HIV-Positive Children

... on Monday profiled a program in the western part of the country aimed at improving the treatment outcomes of HIV-positive children. According to the Gleaner , "the burden of care" for many children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS has... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children Who Begin Combination Antiretroviral Treatment As Newborns Show Lower HIV Levels at Four Years Old, Study Says

...November 1998 at 25 clinical sites in the United States and Puerto Rico. Researchers separated participants into groups of children younger than three months and children older than three months and assigned participants to receive one of three... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital Will Offer HIV Tests, Results to Patients Older Than 15 Without Parental Consent

...The St. Louis Children's Hospital in July will begin offering no-cost, immediate HIV testing to patients ages 15 and older without parental consent, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...mothers feed their babies breast milk, or where blood for transfusions is not always screened. How Are Children Different? Children's immune systems are still developing. They have a different response to HIV infection. CD4 cell counts (see... Read more »
Connect With Others

Need insurance coverage for HIV child adopting

Posted by opinco, 1 Reply
...I really need some direction and help. I help place children with special needs for adoption. We have a little girl a family wants to adopt, she is HIV positive from birth, now 8 years old. Read more »

Need Help with Childs questions

Posted by kat01, 2 Replies
... I have to talk to my niece about her recent diagnoses. She is 12 yrs old.He mother cannot talk to her about it because she is dealing with her own recent diagnoses and is several states away recouperating Read more »

how do i tell my child am positive

Posted by wineprude, 2 Replies
...i have a 13yr old girl who is worried about me. She always see's me taking my medicine and wonders why i take them for so long. How do i open up Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies long can children live with hiv 2 years and 4 years old very worried Read more »