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Percentage Of New Borns Getting Hiv From The Mother?

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about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child born .My sister was never tested before. we are very much worried and want to know the chance of being infection to the child and the expected...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...I understand the stress you and your family must be under getting this information at the time your sister is giving birth. HIV can be transmitted from mother to child, but fortunately, most babies are not infected. About 1 out of every 3 to 4... Read more »

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child... Read more »

Babies born to hiv infected mothers

How long will it take before a babies is free of her mother's antibodies and be tested negative? Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Maternal Health and Elimination of Pediatric HIV/AIDS

...low- and middle-income countries. However, much work remains to be done. An estimated 430,000 children were newly infected with HIV in 2008, the vast majority through mother-to-child transmission. The new 2009 WHO recommendations for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Infants, Pregnant, Nursing Mothers With ARVs Drives Down Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...months, the infant-treatment method had a 74 percent success rate in preventing transmission through breastfeeding (and the maternal-treatment method was 53 percent effective)" (6/16). Though both interventions were effective at preventing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mother-to-Child Highly Contributing to HIV/AIDS in Rwanda

...Mother-to-child transmission has been found to be the most frequent mode of HIV transmission among the Rwandan population, according to the Rwanda News Agency. Data released on Tuesday in the country's capital, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

United States to Grant $7 Million to Curb Mother-to-Child HIV/AIDS Transmission in Ethiopia

...The United States yesterday announced that it will give $7 million to fight mother-to-child HIV transmission in Ethiopia as part of the Bush administration's effort to prevent vertical transmission in developing countries, Read more »
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Mothers with HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...My name is Alysse and I am a senior at Tufts University. I am presently researching the lives of mothers with HIV, and am interested in conducting interviews. If you are a mother with HIV who would not mind sharing her views, please email Read more »

I'm an HIV mother looking for friends

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi there, I'm an HIV mother looking for friends to share thoughts, stories and encouragement with. Why don't you contact me. Read more »

Young Mother of divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...was looking for was a way to educate myself other than the internet and chat rooms so I could feel comfortable, for example an hiv specialist, but how can I see one if I don't have it? That is all I wanted was some ideas. But to give you people... Read more »

my mother died of AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was born 18 years ago, my mother died 3 months later. I didn't know here but I miss here verry much. I realy blame myself, becausse if I wasn't born she would Read more »