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Preventative Medication For Pregnant Woman With HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...delivery, HIV might develop resistance. This can reduce the future treatment options for the mother. Fact Sheet 126 for more information on resistance. A pregnant woman should consider all of the possible problems with ARVs. Pregnant women should not use both ddI (Videx, see Fact Sheet 413 ) and d4T (Zerit, see Fact Sheet 414 ) in their ART due to a high rate of a dangerous side effect called lactic acidosis. Do not use efavirenz...
Ask the Experts

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...require treatment to maintain her own health. Otherwise, HIV treatment should be continued throughout pregnancy.HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment after... Read more »

HIV (Pregnant Woman)

Dear Doctor,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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain what is going on...I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic.My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final?I need to continue... Read more »

HIV+ DAD and HIV- MOM desire CHILD

Is it possible for a HIV+ Dad that is undetectable and a HIV- Mom to have a HIV- baby? Please advise.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...require treatment to maintain her own health. Otherwise, HIV treatment should be continued throughout pregnancy. HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment... Read more »

HIV+ man having children

Dr. Bob, thank you for all of your calming words, and the time you devote to helping those with HIV and the "worrywarts". My question is technical, but can an HIV+ man have a child through in-vitro without risk to the baby or the mother? Or is the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...require treatment to maintain her own health. Otherwise, HIV treatment should be continued throughout pregnancy. HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tanzanian AIDS Commission Director Urges Pregnant Women Living With HIV to Frequent Medical Clinics

... Fatma Mrisho, executive director of the Tanzania Commission for AIDS , on Friday called on pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS in the country to regularly visit medical clinics in order to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Who Receive Tenofovir, Emtricitabine During Childbirth Have Decreased Risk of Developing Drug Resistance, Study Says

...University of Alabama-Birmingham and the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia randomly assigned 400 HIV-positive pregnant women who sought care at two clinics in Lusaka, Zambia, to take either a single dose each of tenofovir and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Congo to Provide No-Cost Malaria Drugs, HIV Tests to Children, Pregnant Women, Official Says

... The Democratic Republic of Congo will begin providing no-cost malaria drugs to children younger than age 15 and pregnant women, Health Minister Emilienne Raoul announced Tuesday, BBC News reports. The country also will provide no-cost HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: More Pregnant Women Taking AIDS Drug

...for HIV. The Ministry of Health's 2002 report shows that 4,175 women received the drug, up from 3,929 in 2001. The number of pregnant women willing to undergo HIV tests grew from 46,993 in 2001 to 76,197 last year. "The Ministry of Health in 2002... Read more »
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Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Hello, i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...form. In New York State, people cannot be denied health insurance because they have HIV or AIDS. Why is it recommended that all pregnant women have an HIV test? HIV can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...child Women can transmit HIV to their babies during pregnancy or birth. Approximately one-quarter to one-third of all untreated pregnant women infected with HIV will pass the infection to their babies. HIV also can be spread to babies through... Read more »