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Percentages Of Children Acquiring Aids From Their Mother Before Birth

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

Table of Contents Introduction The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself Related Info Sheets by The Well Project Introduction HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discusswith their children. However it is important that all families have thisdiscussion. There are many reasons you may want to discuss HIV and AIDS withyour children: you...
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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
In the absence of antiretroviral therapy, 25-30 % (that is, 25-30 out of 100) women will transmit the virus to their baby. The risk of transmission is affected by many factors, but the most important are maternal viral load and maternal therapy.... 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 »

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 »


I was wondering if a man who has AIDs is able to impregnate his wife safely...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes. A variety of techniques have been developed to significantly reduce the possibility of transmitting HIV to a wife or fetus. These techniques involve sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Good luck.Dr. BobPlease help me... Read more »
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Children & AIDS & treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
am the mother of a 13 yr old prenatally exposed son, has had an AIDS diagnosis since birth. He also has several other problems that may or may not be related to his AIDS diagnosis. He was one of the first children placed on the AZT protocols in the... Read more »

currently pregnant/recently gave birth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing a story for the magazine HIV plus ( on the options available and optimal treatments for HIV-positive individuals who are choosing to have children. I am interested in speaking with women who recently gave birth... Read more »

A Mothers Love

Posted by rehtom1, 4 Replies
A mothers love is strong and unconditional, however, right now I need your support to help me help my child. I'm suppose to be strong, but I'm feeling very weak right now. I'm feeling helpless. I have so many questions. The first being, HOW LONG... Read more »

mother of 6 with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
A Mother With HIV

I'm a mother of 6. I found out I was HIV infected about 9 years
ago. It was hard for me at first, but this is my story. When I
first found out about this disease(On Valentinres Day,1989) I was
devistated! I went home from the Drs.... Read more »