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Percentage Of Children Born With Hiv

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Children and HIV

How Serious Is HIV for Children? How Are Children Different? Research on Children Treatment for Children Children and Adherence The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Children? Where antiretroviral medications (ARVs) and good medical care for pregnant women are available, new infections of children are rare. There were about 2 million children around the world living with HIV in 2007. Anyone age 13 or younger is counted as a child in...
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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 been no infants born to infected mothers (those under care)... Read more »

Children & CD4 percentage

We have adopted a boy which tested HIV positive. He is now 3 years and 6 months. His CD4 was 410 and VL 13570 in Oct 2008. In Febr 2009 his CD4 is 719 and VL 35305. I don't know if the CD percentage is important but the dr did not give it to...
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
In very young children the CD4% may be a better marker to follow. At 4 years, it is reasonable to have both the absolute count and CD4% to follow over time.... Read more »

percentage rate of children in foster care with Aids

Whatis the precentage rate of children in foster care that is infected with Aids?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
I suspect that the percentage of children who are HIV infected in foster care varies considerably by geographic location, ethnicity, and age. I suggest you call an adoption agency which is probably aware of the HIV positivity rates of foster care... Read more »

Could a child born to HIV+ Mother be HIV+ at 8 years without SYMPTOMS?

An HIV+ mother had a newborn who was put on AZT in 1995. Could that child be HIV+ now?If so, would they be tested yearly by regular pediatrician?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If the baby tested negative for HIV antibody after 18 months of age, the baby is not infected.BJ... Read more »
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next generation born Hiv slim yet still possible

Posted by riverprincess
With the medical breakthroughs for pregnate women there is becoming a generation that may or may not be infected.Growing up is tough enough in general . Hopefully parents are open enough to talk to their children so that they are strong with... Read more »

Had unprotected sex with woman born with hiv? Test was negative at 6 weeks? Please help?!

Posted by Reez79, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl 4 or 5 times on July 31st. She confessed 4 days later she was born with hiv. I went to the hospital after she told me and they gave me pep.

I stopped taking the pep on September 9th and went to get a hiv rapid... Read more »

A thousand questions borne of terror & sadness...

Posted by YetiLord75, 2 Replies
I had inebriated sex with someone other than my wife almost a full month ago. Because I was drunk, the condom I was trying to use did not stay on and I continued to have sex with her despite the lack of condom, in my stupidly drunk state.

Two days... Read more »

borning tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
People, i have this unpleasant sensation of tingling and burning in the tip of my tongue, i heard that this could be HIV related. Is this true? Itested neg at 4 months and smoke a lot, do anyone of you smoke? Has anyone of you experienced... Read more »