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Raising A Child With Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Twin Pregnancy Raises Risk of HIV Spread

HIV-infected pregnant women are more likely to transmit the virus to their babies if they are carrying twins, according to a study by Dr. Laurent Mandelbrot of the University of Paris and colleagues. Prior to the advent of highly active... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Pint-Sized Public Health Ambassadors; Babies on HIV-Screening Posters Help Raise Awareness, Ease Stigma

When Amanda Mandawoub's obstetrician recommended she be screened for HIV, she was shocked and a little offended. But it didn't take her long to agree to test while pregnant with her daughter Maegan, now almost two. "Anything that's going to protect... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Chicago Religious Community Joins to Raise Money for African Children with HIV/AIDS

Chicago, Illinois -- Responding to the rising incidence of HIV/AIDS in Africa, the Chicago-based International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) today announced that communities of faith across Chicago have joined in a fundraising... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Will I be able to raise my kids?

Hi Dr. BobIf one were recently infected, what would be the chances of living 12 more years? I am a mother of two and was not infected through consensual sex. My children are only 7 and 8 years old and my heart is breaking. Everytime I look at them I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I can understand why your kids know "something is wrong with their mommy." What they are seeing is not HIV, but rather anxiety and depression! I'm glad you are seeing a counselor. You may need to see a psychiatrist (an MD), as you... Read more »

My child free from HIV - Thanks for this wonderful website

Hello Doctor,I had posted few questions before regarding my status and pregnancy. Me and my wife are HIV positive. We planned a child and followed ART as per doctors advice. I frequently visit this site for my doubts and always found good results....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and congratulations on your baby!If the HIV screening tests are negative now and the child isn't breastfeeding, there's no chance that the baby will be HIV+. Yes, the standard protocol would be to retest in a few months, but... Read more »

how raise empathy for HIV+ people?

How best can one raise the empathy of healthy personstoward those who are HIV+? ...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Understanding and empathy toward those with HIV infection improves with greater education about the illness. Knowledge and understanding of the illness helps people to realize that HIV infection is a medical illness, rather than a moral punishment... Read more »

Hiv and raising chickens

I have had Hiv for a year now. I am on atripla for it and my counts are very good. Recently my partner and I have started raising chickens and was wondering if it is ok for me to participate in raising them?...
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
I think general common sense is the best approach and I don't think that a complete prohibition of being involved is indicated. As you well know, chickens can harbor bacteria that can cause disease in people. Gloves for sure, and if you are... Read more »
Connect With Others

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Lies and Pharmogenocide: Iatrogenic 'AIDS' ('AIDS' caused by anti-retroviral' drugs).

World... Read more »

I want To Have Kids Raise a Family

Posted by wonderboy21, 1 Reply
im 24 and poz but i want to have children someday ya i guess i can find an hiv poz woman and see where it goes but thats not a for there any other way..everytime i tell my doctors that i wanna have children they always brush that question... Read more »

adopting a child

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am hiv+ and my husband of 4 years is negative. I was dignoised hiv+ when I went for physcials for adoption. This just shattered my dreams when my doctor told me it is not possible for us to adopt because I am hiv+. I have read a couple of... Read more »

Raising Children with HIV

Posted by TwinsDad, 3 Replies
Hello ladies,

I am posting this for my wife. She is still in denial and I want to help her with some information about raising children with HIV in 2005. Thank you for your cooperation. Read more »