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Passing Hiv To The Unborn Child

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Please help me...my unborn child depends on it.

I am pregnant and tested negative last month. However at my last ob/gyn visit when getting of the exam table I cut my bare toe on the part of the table that you step on to get off. It bleed a small amount. I did not mention it to my doctor...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
You are at no risk of contracting HIV this way. Stop worrying about it.BJ... Read more »

HIV negative for unborn baby

I am HIV positive; my wife is HIV negative we like to have a baby. If she gets pregnant by me, what... Read more »

concerned for the unborn when with aids

If your pregnant and have aids how can your baby be protected when the doctor perscribes so much... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Delaware State Senate Passes Bill Aimed at Reducing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

The Delaware State Senate recently passed a bill (SB 86 ) that would add HIV testing to the standard battery of tests given to all pregnant women, WMTD.com reports. Lawmakers hope that the bill will help reduce the rate of mother-to-child HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV, Poor Prenatal Care Contribute to High Under-Five Child Mortality Rates Worldwide, UNICEF Report Says

Poor prenatal care, HIV and other preventable illnesses contribute to high rates of mortality among children under the age of five worldwide -- but especially in sub-Saharan Africa -- and progress in reducing child deaths has been "alarmingly slow,"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kyrgyzstan: Breastfeeding Babies Infected With HIV in Kyrgyz Hospitals Pass Virus to Their Mothers

In a dramatic rise from previous figures, Kyrgyz health officials said Wednesday a total of 72 children were infected with HIV at two hospitals in the country's southern region, along with 16 mothers. Earlier tallies had put the numbers at 41... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Developing Countries Should Pass HIV/AIDS Policies That Respect Human Rights, Encourage HIV Testing, Treatment, Australian Judge Says

Developing countries should pass HIV/AIDS policies that respect human rights and encourage people at risk of HIV to be tested for the virus and receive treatment if necessary, Australian High Court Judge Michael Kirby said Tuesday at the... Read more »
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AIDS mom & child

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was recently diagnosed with AIDS and found out that my 5 year old boy has AIDS as well. He should be entering kindergarten this year and my husband (who is negative) is especially concerned about putting our child in school and exposing him to... Read more »

Mother passed away and looking for resources for support

Posted by Manda284, 3 Replies
Hi al,

All my life it was just my mother and I.My mother passed away from cancer brought on by the lowered immune system. What I am having trouble with is that the hospital never told me she had it and I was her health care proxy etc. I was her sole... Read more »

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. The family uses private insurance as he is a contractor. ... Read more »

HIV & Child Custody

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Does anyone know the laws regarding hiv and child custody? My ex is saying she is too afraid to let me have my kids unsupervised. That I might have a blood accident or something and not tell her or not protect them. She said that because I am... Read more »