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Reduce Transmission From Mother To Baby

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Babie and HIV positive mother

My wife and I are planning to adopt a baby. We find out that the baby we want, the mother when she went to give birth came out as HIV positive. The baby is 5 months now. They have done two preliminary tests and so far have come out negative to HIV....
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...helpful for diagnosis of HIV in infants until the infant reaches 18 months of age because all infants born to HIV infected mothers have HIV antibodies which are passed from the mother to her baby and it takes 18 months for these antibodies to... Read more »

Babies born to hiv infected mothers

How long will it take before a babies is free of her mother's antibodies and be tested negative? Read more »

baby born to HIV + Mother

I am a foster care provider and have been approached to take a 10 month old baby that has been born... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thai Hospital Claims Reduced Mother-Baby Transmission

...A Bangkok hospital said it has cut the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission using a drug cocktail rather than a single dose of an antiretroviral. Government-run Siriraj Hospital Read more »
HIV i-Base

Mother's Health Is Best for Baby

...HIV-positive pregnant women are people who need care for their own HIV infection. This can sometimes be neglected or forgotten by mothers and healthcare workers when the baby's health is the main focus. You should not forget this, though: your... Read more »
World Health Organization

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

...revised guidelines in 2006, important new evidence has emerged on the use of antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis for the prevention mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), and on safe feeding practices for HIV-exposed infants. At AIDS 2010,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kyrgyzstan: Breastfeeding Babies Infected With HIV in Kyrgyz Hospitals Pass Virus to Their Mothers

...said Wednesday a total of 72 children were infected with HIV at two hospitals in the country's southern region, along with 16 mothers. Earlier tallies had put the numbers at 41 children and six mothers. Health Minister Marat Mambetov said Tuesday... Read more »
Connect With Others

Want to have a baby

Posted by Positivelyok, 5 Replies
...Hi, My husband and I would like to have a baby. We are both positive and are numbers are great. We would like to hear from anyone who has or is currently going through a Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...increased risk of cancer as they age. The two human studies looked for evidence of DNA damage in the blood of infants born to mothers who had been taking antiretroviral therapy. In the first the researchers studied immature blood cells in the... Read more »

I want to have a baby

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
... I am a 19 year old female, who is hiv+ and want a baby. But the only thing is, is how can I get pregnant from my boyfriend who is hiv -. How can I get pregnant without having unprotected Read more »

Looking 4 help on having a baby with hiv+ hubby

Posted by Charlie, 5 Replies
Can anyone give me some addvice on having children with my hubby who is positive. We are living in the UK and have looked into sperm washing but we would have to pay 5,000 for each treatment which we cant aford to do so the only other option for us... Read more »