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Percentages Of Children Acquiring Aids From Their Mother Before Birth

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Birth mother is HIV+

We have been chosen by a HIV+ birth mother to adopt her baby. She has been on AZT since 30 weeks (she is now 32 weeks pregnant). We have three children also. What are the chances of the baby getting HIV/AIDS. What are the risks for our other...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...load is undetectable, the risk of transmission is less than 1%. Maternal therapy is highly protective.It sounds as if the birth mother is in HIV care and on therapy, which will minimize the risk of passing the infection to the baby. Therapy for... Read more »

adoption - birth mother may be HIV positive

We are currently in the process of accepting a referral for an infant who's mother had 2 positive... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Perinatal HIV Transmission and Birth Options for HIV-Positive Mothers

...pregnancies and give birth to healthy children. Many people also don't know that there are ways to greatly reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission. About 25% of children born to HIV-positive women who receive no treatment or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...AIDS? How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? Breastfeeding How Do We Know if a Newborn Is Infected? What About the Mother's Health? The Bottom Line How Do Babies Get AIDS? The virus that causes AIDS can be transmitted from an... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic commended, which is in the domain of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). The risk of HIV-positive mothers giving birth to HIV-positive babies has decreased from approximately 25% in 1993 to less than 1% today due to appropriate... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010 Studies, Releases: PMTCT, Treating Children, Male Circumcision; National Prevention Programs; IDUs

...nevirapine to protect them" (7/18). "The study also found that many HIV-positive women who were prescribed nevirapine before giving birth had no sign of the drug in samples of their umbilical cord blood," Health Day News/ U.S. News & World Report... Read more »
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HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »

what are the potential exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What are the potential exposures to HIV ? can you name them from something small to a major cause of HIV exposure ? Read more »

HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What are the more common ways to contract HIV ? has there been any recording of the Condom Breaking and the person has then contracted HIV ? Has there been any recording Read more »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIV Aids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for sure i din get back i.e din have... Read more »