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Pregnant Women With Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Hospitals Begin Testing Pregnant Women for HIV; 20% of Women at One Hospital Opt Out of Test

Singapore hospitals on Dec. 8 began voluntary HIV testing for pregnant women, but so far 20% of pregnant women at Kandang Kerbau Women's and Children's Hospital have opted out of testing, Singapore's Straits Times reports (Khalik, Straits Times... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Almost 30 Percent of Pregnant Women Have HIV

An estimated 29.4 percent of pregnant women in South Africa last year were HIV-positive, a figure that has been stable for the past four years, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told the National Consultative Health Forum on Thursday. "The HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scotland: Big Rise in Pregnant Women With HIV

The number of pregnant women diagnosed with HIV in Scotland almost doubled last year, bringing the infection rate to an all-time high. The number infected through intravenous drug use, however, dropped to zero in the first three months of this year.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Help! Scared Pregnant Women with an Equivical HIV Test.

I had an HIV test as required for my pregnancy. The test came back equivical or basically a dud. My. Doctor said that it was not negative and it was not positive either. After talking to specialists, he decided not to repeat the Western Blot, which...
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
It is very important to know just what tests were performed and what the exact results were. I assume a screening antibody ELISA test was performed and based on those results a western blot was then performed. I can't comment on the... Read more »

Abortions in pregnant HIV positive women

Should a pregnant woman be advised to have an abortion when she is HIV positive? Reasons for yes and no....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Regardless of whether a woman has HIV or not, the abortion issue is an extremely controversial one. It is not my position to tell a woman whether she should have an abortion or not. The decision on whether she should... Read more »

hiv & pregnant women

what are the side effects to antiretroviral drugs for pregnant women...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The side effects of antiretroviral therapy in pregnant women are similar to other patient populations (for discussion of particular drugs see the body discussion on specific drugs). Pregnant patients may experience more nausea/vomiting than other... Read more »

HIV on Pregnant women

What are the effects of HIV AIDS on pregnant women....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV/AIDS untreated is a direct health threat to a pregnant women as well as puts the baby at risk for acquiring HIV infection so treatment is recommended both to protect the mother's health and protect the baby. KH... Read more »
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where to find a hiv specialist for pregnant women in Atlanta area

Posted by nandi26, 1 Reply
Im looking for phone numbers of doctors or institutions in the Atlanta area that treat pregnant hiv women. thank you. Read more »

Pregnant and HIV positive: Need support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a 32 year old woman. I found out that I was HIV positive in 1996. I had a 2 year old son and an eight month old at the time. I am pregnant now. I have NEVER taken any medication and I have never had a detectable viral load. I do not know any... Read more »

Getting Pregnant Hiv +/- couple

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a HIV + woman engaged to a HIV - man. We want to have a baby. What are the options on getting pregnant?? Is artificial insemination the only way?? I read on this website that it's possible to "do it yourself", insert the mans sperm in the... Read more »

HIV+ pregnant/moms?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi there,

I am a freelance journalist in Vancouver, Canada, researching HIV+ pregnant women and moms. I am looking to speak with women willing to tell their stories, talk about the issues facing + moms. My goal is to write an article about the topic... Read more »