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Services For Hiv Positive Pregnant Women

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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...counseling and testing during pregnancy. Many of the perinatal HIV infections each year can be attributed to the lack of timely HIV testing and treatment of pregnant women. However, the antibody test may not be sufficient for a pregnant woman who has had known recent exposure to HIV. In such cases, a viral load test that tests for the actual virus (rather than antibodies) may be ordered by a physician to help the woman make more informed...
Ask the Experts

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
...virus to her child -- so-called "vertical transmission." Risk of mother-to-child transmission is generally dependent on the pregnant woman's viral load -- the higher the amount of virus during pregnancy and delivery, the greater the higher the... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...virus to her child -- so-called "vertical transmission." Risk of mother-to-child transmission is generally dependent on the pregnant woman's viral load -- the higher the amount of virus during pregnancy and delivery, the greater the higher the... Read more »

Safe sex (POSITIVE PREGNANCY)

My questions are: Is it advisable for couple on medication with cd4 above 150 to have unprotected sex cos we want to have baby? Does protected sex have any negative effect on anyone already on medication? Apart from condoms, are there any other form...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...virus to her child -- so-called "vertical transmission." Risk of mother-to-child transmission is generally dependent on the pregnant woman's viral load -- the higher the amount of virus during pregnancy and delivery, the greater the higher the... 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
...virus to her child -- so-called "vertical transmission." Risk of mother-to-child transmission is generally dependent on the pregnant woman's viral load -- the higher the amount of virus during pregnancy and delivery, the greater the higher the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Majority of HIV-Positive Pregnant Women in Developing World Lack Access to PMTCT Services, Report Says

... Two-thirds of HIV-positive pregnant women in the developing world do not have access to treatment to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, which could lead to 370,000 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

House Spending Resolution Contains Provision That Would Cancel Funding for Program to Expand HIV Services to Pregnant Women, Infants

...for a program aimed at supporting state-level efforts to provide HIV prevention, early diagnosis, and counseling services to pregnant women and infants, CongressDaily reports (Cohn, CongressDaily , 2/7). The House last week voted 286-140 to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Voluntary HIV Testing for All Pregnant Women

... The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force , an independent panel of U.S. health experts, has recommended that all pregnant women be offered an HIV test to further reduce mother-to-child transmission of the virus, according to a report in the July... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malawi Needs to Develop Plan Addressing Country's AIDS Orphans, U.N. Special Envoy Lewis Says

...community," Lewis said, adding that the country needs more health facilities that offer prenatal clinical services for HIV-positive pregnant women. Malawi also needs to provide increased access to mother-to-child HIV prevention methods, Lewis... Read more »
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HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...To The Body Forum users, Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special Read more »

Catholic Relief Services- HIV/AIDS Chief of Party

Posted by hrrecruiting
...antiretroviral therapy (ART) to persons with HIV/AIDS in resource poor settings. The project is funded by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), as part of the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In Rwanda,... Read more »

AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service

Posted by moonstarchild, 2 Replies
...Even though it is not until May, I am still excited because I am coordinating my first event! We are going to have a memorial service at our church. I have so much to do. I might be a little crazy. I am also going on a spiritual retreat for... Read more »

Help develop HIV service - email study

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...writing a study looking at factors which help people who are living with long-term illness. This study will be used to develop the service at the clinic, and may be submitted for publication. Specifically, the study is questionnaire based about... Read more »