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Pregnant Mothers With Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

According to two new studies, "giving pregnant and nursing women triple antiretroviral drug therapy, or treating breast-fed infants with an antiretroviral medication, can dramatically cut transmission rates, enabling moms to both breast-feed and to... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

As Mother's Day Approaches, "None Born Positive" Campaign Puts Spotlight on Resources, Support for HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

Chicago -- Jazz had little hope when she was diagnosed as HIV-positive. She was pregnant, unstably housed and recently separated from the father of her two young children, who still depended on her for care. But after finding stable housing and... Read more »
World Health Organization

New Guidance on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV

2010 Guidelines: "Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating Pregnant Women and Preventing HIV Infections in Infants" Since WHO issued revised guidelines in 2006, important new evidence has emerged on the use of antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis for the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

False positive elisa in a pregnant mother twice; how to determine the etiology

I am a pediatrician and I came across a newborn born to a mother whose HIV elisa was positive but the western blot was negative. In talking with the mother the same thing was true for her prior pregnancy 2 years earlier(Elisa positive; Western blot...
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
You will likely never be able to determine why the screening test was positive or what specific antibodies may have caused this result. As you state, this is a known phenomenon and a negative confirmatory antibody test is excellent reassurance.... Read more »

Answer me ASAP.. Please... First time asking question .pregnant mother.

Hi there.. I am going crazy.. REALLY! Ok.. So I made some horrible choices and now I am paying for them.. It started like four years ago I cheated on my husband with a co worker we would see eachother on and off we had unprotected vaginal and...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:From what you are telling me, you are negative from this situation. You can get an accurate HIV test result 90 days after an incident. Each time you had unprotected sex with this man, your 90 day window moved. The last time you had sex with... Read more »

pregnant mother very worried.. please answer me asap..

I made horrible choices and now i think i am paying for them.. during the period of mayb 2/3 yrs i had been seeing a guy on and off... We mayb saw eachother like 4 times during those yrs.. we had unprotected sex and oral sex.. i regret so much...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFrom what you have described to me, you are HIV negative. All the test you have had run prove that. What you could be experiencing is pregnancy symptoms or another type of viral infection.The guidelines for testing are to be initially tested at 3... Read more »

pregnant and affraid of HIV test (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

Hello I am a 38 year old mother of two, ages three and five. I am pregnant again and was thrown when my doctor sent me for an HIV test with my other routine blood work. I don't believe they tested me with my other pregnancy's. I started...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your fears are unwarranted. It would be extremely unlikely that you are HIV infected. I'm also fairly certain you were HIV screened during your previous pregnancies. You (and all our readers) should not fear getting HIV tested. When it... Read more »
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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.

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HIV (Pregnant Woman)

Posted by Vinay007, 1 Reply
Hi All !

My girlfriend is pregnant past 8 months.We did test for HIV in a well reputated hospital in August and fairly it was negative.But after having test she went to her mother house.There she went to a district hospital as a place is not well... Read more »

Hiv + & pregnant

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have recently found out that I am pregnant. I am on meds (Viracept, Epivar & Zerit) which have been an absolute blessing. Viral load has been undetectable for years and CD4 is above 1100. I have been pos. since 1994. Since the pregnancy I have... Read more »

Do thjey screen pregnant woman for hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My ex husband girlfriend is pregnant and she does not know that he has hiv. He swore to me he was careful. Will they screen her for HIV in her pregnancy? I am so freaked out. The baby is in danger and I don't want to get involved since he has... Read more »