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Reproduction Of Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
The Well Project

Getting Pregnant and HIV: List of HIV-Friendly Reproductive Services and Providers

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find a friendly health care providerwho is knowledgeable about HIV and pregnancy. Some health care providers simplyare not aware of the wealth of information about pregnancy planning for theirpatients living... Read more »
The Women's Collective

HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health in the District of Columbia, Recommendations From HIV-Positive Women

"I am somebody's mother, I am somebody's aunt, I am somebody's cousin and I am a human being and I want to be treated as such" -- HIV-positive woman Since the early years of the HIV epidemic, women living with and affected by HIV have fought to... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

Women Living With HIV Launch Human Rights Survey; Call for Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health Services With HIV Services to Address Epidemic Among Women

Please take the survey and spread the word ! National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2010 comes just weeks after the United Nations announced that HIV is the leading cause of death among women globally. In the U.S., a woman tests positive... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Reproductive Possibilities

Michael, I am a nurse looking for information about the issues surrounding HIV+ women and PLANNED pregnancy. I have done lengthy literature reviews and have found little on this subject. I find that most of the information surrounds women who find...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not at all knowledgeable in the area of HIV and reproductive health and do not know the literature or resources. Perhaps if you resubmitted your question to the Body's medical expert he culd direct you to the right places to get the kind... Read more »

reproductive system

can you tell me wat happens when you have aids...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiA person is given an AIDS diagnosis when the CD4 cells go below 200. What has happened is the virus has done its job and has depleted the immune system. And now the person living with HIV has acquired an immune system that has become deficient.... Read more »

question about reproduction

Now that HIV isnt a death sentence, and we can treat it more like a cronic illness and live maybe a long and normal life. My new wife would like to know if there is a way we could have a child together. I'm HIV she's not. On my current...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
The issue of having a child when you are seropositive and your partner is negative is a very real problem. I do not think there is information to suggest that it would be safe to have unprotected intercourse since there may still be HIv in the... Read more »

Viral Load reproduction and numbers

Dr., I found out in November 2000 that I was Hiv+,my VL at that time was 125,000 and tcells were around 800. Since then my VL went up to >200,000 and my T's have come down to about 650. My doctor started mre on Trizivir as of 2 weeks ago,...
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
After acute infection, the viral load can reach in the 100,000s within a few days. In most people it comes down over the next few weeks to some lower number. HOwever, in some folks the viral load can persist at that level for months or years. It... Read more »
Connect With Others

6/21 (online): Webinar on Reproductive and Sexual Health (U.S. Dept. of Health)

Posted by MylesatTheBody
Reposting this from an email recently sent out to a CDC mailing list. Registration for the event appears to be free. The direct registration/info link is super-long, so if you're interested in learning more, please visit (as of... Read more »

HIV Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have had a series of gynecological problems such as an urinary tract infection and an inflammation of the cervix ever since I was 16. I am now 21. I have also had several yeast infections, but they have always cleared up with over the counter... Read more »

Are HIV- women or men more likely to be accepting of you being HIV+

Posted by PozInOrlando, 1 Reply
I am recently HIV+ and it seems based on what I read about and have heard that men who are HIV- tend to be more accepting of a woman who's HIV+ than the other way around when it comes to serodiscordant relationships

Do yo think when it comes to... Read more »

Recruiting HIV positive women

Posted by Anonymous
The INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS is the only international organisation run by and for HIV positive women. We exist to promote the voices and improve the situation of HIV positive women throughout the world.

As a part of an... Read more »