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Should Women With Hiv Still Have Children

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Survey: HIV- women desiring children with HIV+ man

Posted by Poppy
BAPAC, Bay Area Perinatel AIDS Center is conducting an online survey for HIV- women, desiring to have children with an HIV+ male partner. The goal of this survey is to collect data which will be useful in educating couples, physicians,... Read more »

HIV+ women who want to have children

Posted by Anonymous
I am a journalism student in the Boston area writing about some of the issues that HIV-positive people face today, and I am hoping to briefly interview women in the U.S. (especially Massachusetts) about the decision to start families or not. If you... Read more »

casting women HIV+ San Francisco

Posted by Anonymous

The Blackwell Files, a REAL PEOPLE casting agency in San Francisco, is holding a casting call for women HIV+ (FDA required) ages 21 to 50 years old, who would... 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 »

Would like to profile women w/HIV/AIDS for TV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am working on a national television show called Lifetime Live. It is a news show for women: I would like to provide the opportunity to two women with AIDS to tell their stories: a young woman in her teens and an older professional woman. Please... Read more »
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story on HIV+ women who choose to have children

My name is Kristen. I am a reporter at a News Channel. I am working on a story about HIV+ women who choose to have children. I am looking for women who have and who are about to have children. I am also looking for medical information about...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The best way to lower an HIV+ pregnant woman's risk of transmitting HIV to her baby is to start on effective combination antiretroviral therapy early in pregnancy, have a C-section, and do not breastfeed.Brooks Jackson, M.D.... Read more »

HIV+male HIV- woman and children

Is is possible for HIV+ male and HIV negative woman to have children of their own...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Yes it is possible to have a baby, but there is a risk that the woman and baby may become HIV infected if you have unprotected vaginal intercourse.BJ... Read more »

HIV+ Women and pregnancy

What kinds of meds do women with HIV need to take during pregnancy and what is the latest % that the child will be negative?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.In the US, pregnant HIV-infected women should receive triple drug therapy. The US Department of Health and Human Services have provided <a... Read more »

HIV, Women and Oral Sex

I am a married woman, and children. For almost four years I had an affair with a man, on and off, that was strictly oral sex (me giving to him). There was never any vaginal or anal sex involved. The last encounter was in March 2013. I became...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Thanks for writing in. You mention that you became pregnant. I'm assuming this was with your husband since you said you only had oral sex with your boss.The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Officials Call for Increased Action to Prevent Spread of HIV Among Women, Children in Asia-Pacific Region

More needs to be done to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among pregnant women and infants in the Asia-Pacific region, U.N. officials said on Monday at the opening of the first Asia-Pacific Joint Forum, the AP/ International Herald Tribune reports. At... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among Pregnant Women, Infants and Children in the United States

Fast Facts All pregnant women should be screened for HIV as early as possible during each pregnancy. Women with HIV who take antiretroviral medication during pregnancy as recommended can reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to their babies to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Poor Legal Protection for Women, Children Exposes Them to HIV: Experts

Women and children are at a higher HIV/AIDS risk because of the widespread failure to protect their legal and property rights, said experts at an International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) conference in Kuala Lumpur. These rights include... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Women, Children in Russia Face Widespread Discrimination, Abuse, Report Says

HIV-positive women and children in Russia often face widespread discrimination and abuse, even from health care professionals, according to a Human Rights Watch report released on Friday, BBC News reports. "The stigma of HIV/AIDS is with them... Read more »