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Russia And Hiv

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Adopting From Russia - Referral has HIV+ Mother

I am adopting a child from Russia. The referral I received was for a 16 month old who tested negative for HIV using PCR at 13 months of age. The mother was HIV+ at time of conception and birth. Don't know if the mother breast fed and/or was on meds....
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...would need to be able to verify the blood that is tested in the lab was actually drawn from this child. If the baby was actually HIV negative by PCR at 13 months after delivery and has had no other source of infection except the delivery, he/she... Read more »

Discontinuation of HAART after acute infection

Dear doctor, I had agressive acute hiv and CD4 count slumped to 220 in six moth after being... Read more »

HAART in Russia

Dear Experts,My son is 30 years old and lives in Russia. In May he was diagnosed with HIV. His... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Media Examines Alcohol, Drug Use in Russia, HIV Spread

... NPR examines the prevalence of alcohol abuse and the more recent rise in intravenous drug use in Russia. "The rate of drug-related deaths, at 80 a day, is among the world's highest. Researchers say alcohol is the cause of more than Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Russia's HIV/AIDS Epidemic Poses National Security Threat, Officials Say

...Russia's HIV/AIDS epidemic poses a threat to the country's national security, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov said on Wednesday in Moscow Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Yorker Examines Russia's HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Population Decline

...The New Yorker in its Oct. 11 issue examines HIV/AIDS in Russia, where the disease is "spreading [more] rapidly than anywhere else in the world." Russia's population is expected to Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Fund Awards $34.2 Million Grant to Russia for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis Treatment, Care

...Tuberculosis and Malaria has awarded Russia a two-year, $34.2 million grant for the treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, the Los Angeles Times reports. HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, who also serves as chair... Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...I'm traveling to Russia and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV Read more »

HIV in Russia

Posted by curiousness, 1 Reply
...I wish healhy times to everyone, and would like to ask for information -if anyone has it- about what to do in Russia. Can anyone recommend me places which have expertise on HIV and AIDS issues? Thank you. Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV Read more »

Dutchman, please help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had an slight oral encounter (on her) with a stripper here in the midwest but she was from Russia. I've had negative test from pcr at 10 and 28 days. Also, negative test from Doctor's office (antibody test, Gen?) at 2, 4, and Read more »