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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...far, they have found no evidence of long-term side effects in children of mothers who took anti-HIV therapy during pregnancy. How Will You Know Whether Your Baby Is HIV Positive? In most regions of Canada, tests such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which look for virus in the blood, are used as a rapid and very accurate way of finding out the HIV status of your baby. These tests are typically done at birth, 1 to 2 months, and 2 to 4...
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pcr dna in newborns

There is no data regarding pcr dna but it sounds that so far pretty much everbody who is truly positive will also have also a positive pcr dna at after a month.Why it is not so with newborns and some will show a positive pcr after a neg pcr at one...
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
...birth then it is likely the test will be positive at birth. If the baby becomes infected at the time of birth or from infected breast milk after birth then the test will become positive later. Read more »

Breast milk and oral transmission of HIV

Five weeks ago at a local bar a dancer offered her breast and like an idiot I took it in my mouth for a few seconds. Then I noticed a clear discharge on her nipple. I asked her if she was nursing and the answer was no. NO symptoms of initial HIV...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...The encounter you have described would not be considered a high risk exposure by any means. It is true that breast milk from mother to child can lead to transmission of HIV. What we need to factor into the equation is the type and length of the Read more »

detection of hiv infection in infants

how we will detect intrapartum,interpartum & post partum hiv infection in infants?how much it is important?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...to early transmission through breast feeding. Negative results at birth with positive results after 8 or more weeks suggest breast milk transmission. Some studies have suggested more rapid progression in infants infected in utero. However,... Read more »

infection through EYES

Dear Sir:I had once encountered a incident where in some liquid (certainly not breast milk) had entered into my eyes from a womens breast. Assuming that the women is HIV+, are there chances that I too may be infected? I carried out DNA PCR HIV Test...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...HIV is transmitted in breast milk. It could also be transmitted by bloody fluid whatever the source. Other than that, I am not sure if I could think of any other Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breast Milk Sharing Is a Trend Despite Government Warning

...For the first time, Food and Drug Administration advisers met Dec. 6 to collect information and seek public comment on formal human milk banking. Though casual milk sharing among mothers was not on the meeting agenda, it is a concern to FDA. On... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vitamin A Hikes HIV Loads in Breast Milk

...HIV-positive mothers in Tanzania, those who took vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements had significantly higher HIV loads in their breast milk than women who did not take them (P=0.02), as well as a higher risk of subclinical mastitis. This... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil: Latin American Breast Milk Banks Catch on Worldwide

...ensuring the safety of the milk through sterilization. "We had a very great fight to keep the banks at work," said Franz Novak, a human milk researcher at the Rio de Janeiro-based Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. "Given that we worked with... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...can be detected by an HIV test, even though the person may already have high levels of HIV in their blood, sexual fluids, or breast milk. Here is what the CDC says about the window period: "Antibodies generally appear within three months... Read more »
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breast milk remedy

Posted by kenya, 1 Reply
...guys, i was having this wild idea. if continous exposure of breastmilk to a baby can cause hiv; what if, you are hiv+ and take breast milk-meaning exposure in low doses. wouldnt that help develop an individuals immunity? reactions!!! Read more »

Infectiveness of breast milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know how infective breast milk is to an adult Is it as infected as blood. Should one worry if they came in contact with breast milk orally of an infected individual. Read more »

Breast Milk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I know the with breast milk HIV/AIDS it is transfer from mother to child, by breast feeding, I am in childcare and I was wondering if a mother brings in Read more »

Breast Milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am a Preschool Teacher and I was wondering, if a mother brought her child in and a bottle of her Breast Milk and I fed it to the baby and if the baby threw up on me or if the breast milk got into a cut of mine is this a risk for getting Read more »