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Passing Hiv To The Unborn Child

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children born to infected mother

i have heard that there are meds one can take to prevent or reduce the chance of mother passing hiv on to unborn child. any truth? also if it is true, have the children been tested for possible immunity to hiv?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...yes, there are medications that can prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.No surprise, they are called antiretroviral medications. In the state of Colorado, where I work, there have Read more »

Transmission of HIV during Pregnancy

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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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent PCP in Children: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

... PCP is the most serious infection among children with HIV. It can be fatal. PCP can be prevented and treated. TMP-SMX, also known as Bactrim, Septra, or Cotrim * , is the Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...appropriate treatments to prevent transmission. Perinatal HIV transmission continues to occur mostly among women who lack prenatal care or who are not offered voluntary HIV counseling and testing during pregnancy. Many of the perinatal HIV... Read more »
International AIDS Society

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

...our moral obligation to make 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,"... Read more »
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very worry please help!!!

Posted by amorie223, 2 Replies
...straight to the point... i received a call from a physician telling me i have been exposed to HIV she told me i need it to get tested for HIV asap. i went to the local health dept. on July 20 received a rapid test which results Read more »

I'm just diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...negative. I'm planning to re-marry in a short while... my boyfriend doesn't mind.... but would it be possible for us to have more children that are not infected by HIV....? Read more »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...many times do they test her in a pregnancy. I am afraid to tell her since he has threatened my life and safety and we have kids together. I am so worried.... Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...positive, accidental workplace injuries (needlestick in a health care setting) * from an HIV positive mother to her unborn child A word about oral sex (mouth-penis, mouth-vagina): The mouth is an inhospitable environment for HIV (in semen,... Read more »