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Probability Of Getting Hiv Through Birth

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...important to try to find a good doctor. As well, there are many things you can do to have a healthy pregnancy. Getting good medical care is very important. Try to find an obstetrician (a doctor who specializes in pregnancy and childbirth) who is familiar with HIV care. It is best to do this before you get pregnant or soon after. Your family doctor or HIV doctor can help you. Remember that you have the right to the same level of care that is...
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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
...pregnancy.HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment after giving birth -- a decision that should only be made in consultation with her healthcare team.Which... Read more »

SAFE CHILD BIRTH .

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A HIV POSITIVE MALE AND NEGATIVE FEMALE TO MEET AND HAVE CHILDREN WHO WILL BE UNINFECTED? IF YES, PLEASE WHAT ARE THE METHODS THROUGH WHICH THIS WILL BE A SUCCESS
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment after giving birth -- a decision that should only be made in consultation with her healthcare team. Which HIV Drugs... 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
...HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment after giving birth -- a decision that should only be made in consultation with her healthcare team. Which HIV Drugs... 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
...HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment after giving birth -- a decision that should only be made in consultation with her healthcare team. Which HIV Drugs... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...that your health care provider knows about ALL drugs and supplements you are taking. Nevirapine lowers blood levels of some birth control medications , which could make them ineffective. Nevirapine lowers blood levels of methadone . Nevirapine... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

...should not take dapsone. They could develop sudden, severe anemia. Taking dapsone during pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. Women who are pregnant or are breastfeeding should avoid taking it if possible. What About Drug... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...Guidelines further state that azoles be stopped in women who become pregnant and that women taking these drugs use effective birth control. In animal studies, using itraconazole or ketoconazole during pregnancy caused birth defects. There have... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...(including steroids or hormones) Unprotected/unsafe sex (no condoms or other barrier devices) Mother-to-child (during pregnancy, birth, or breast-feeding) Re-Using and Sharing Needles Many HIV infections occur when people share needles... Read more »
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Wow...not me

Posted by Silverwire, 9 Replies
01/15/2009 -I will never forget this day. I went in for just a regular checkup and my annual physical and blood work. The words that I never thought I would hear came out of my physician mouth. Even still today, I can't say it. How could this have... Read more »

very upset

Posted by ophelia, 1 Reply
...had a few more yeast infections but not what I would consider "excessive" or "frequent" ones. also, I have been on and off the birth control pill several times and the infections seemed to coinside with starting/stopping the pill, which I was... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

PLEASE TELL ME I AM NOT DOOMED

Posted by youngandhopeful, 5 Replies
...I have been on birth control for almost 3 years now, but the reason i started them was to help clear up my acne and lighten my periods. In the process Read more »