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Outlook For Children With Hiv

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

Table of Contents Introduction The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself Related Info Sheets by The Well Project Introduction HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discusswith their children. However it is important that all families have thisdiscussion. There are many reasons you may want to discuss HIV and AIDS withyour children: you...
Ask the Experts

positve hiv outlook

Hi Dr Moyle, l am currently working as a nurse at a hiv medical centre in Australia, and l am hiv neg, l can not beleive the ammount of new cases of hiv people presenting for the first time into the clinic for treatment..l would say at least 60% per...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The growth in the number of people with HIV remains disappointing across the globe and both individuals and governments have a role to play in preventing the transmission of HIV.The goal of eradication of HIV is an admirable one but also one that... Read more »

Today's Outlook on HIV

I have been positive for about three years and have been on a tolerable regimen for the past year (Viramune/Emtriva/Viread). I also use Androgel and have been taking the Kaiser Pax vitamin supplements. I actually feel better now than I have in...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Yes and yes to your questions. You are the norm for people that take 100% of their medications and you are safe to assume you will make to your 60's and beyond. Sometimes we focus on all the potential side effects, but many people living with... Read more »

Whats the outlook?

I just found out I was HIV positive but I'm 99% sure I was infected almost 4 yrs ago. My cd4 count is 300 and my vl is 500,000. Since I was untreated for so long, will that make a difference?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes HIV treatment will make a difference. Your numbers indicate that HIV treatment should be started now. Once the viral load is under control you will see your CD4 count jump dramatically, indicating your immune system damage is being repaired.... Read more »

Long term outlook

Dr.,Do YOU have any reason to believe that a cure/vaccine will be made available to those who are currently infected with HIV? Even for those who have the best response to treatment and live for decades? Or are we just 'prolonging the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Cure is difficult to imagine, since we have not made much progress in many other viral illnesses that we can be chronically infected with. A therapeutic vaccine (one given to those already infected to enhance the immune system) seems possible.... Read more »
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My outlook from hiv

Posted by car2d2, 17 Replies
Anyways I just wanted to share my story and see if anyone can relate. I'm 21 years old and in March 2008 i found out my positive status. I was totally scared at first like everyone who gets the news that they are positive because obviously hiv is a... Read more »

Survey: HIV- women desiring children with HIV+ man

Posted by Poppy
BAPAC, Bay Area Perinatel AIDS Center is conducting an online survey for HIV- women, desiring to have children with an HIV+ male partner. The goal of this survey is to collect data which will be useful in educating couples, physicians,... Read more »

Parents Of HIV Positive Adult Children

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knew of any websites, Forums, online communities, etc. specializing in Parents Of Adult Children With HIV? Thanks.

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WHY DON`T PARENT`S TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN THAT ARE HIV+

Posted by MARYJB67, 3 Replies
I`AM CONFUSED ABOUT WHY DON`T SOME PARENT TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN WHO ARE AFFECTED WITH THIS DISEASE BECAUSE I`VE A MOTHER THAT DOESN`T TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OR GO INTO THE HEALTH DEPT WITH ME EITHER BUT SHE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THE DOCTOR SAY OR WHAT... Read more »