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Should Women With Hiv Still Have Children

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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 Read more »

HIV positive & on Truvada & stocktrin

Hi,I am HIV and on Truvada & Stocktrin,my husband is hiv negetive & i am Hiv positive. is it... Read more »

HIV+male HIV- woman and children

Is is possible for HIV+ male and HIV negative woman to have children of their own Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Germany to Focus on Fighting HIV/AIDS Among Women, Children in Africa at G8 Summit, Minister Says

...of the Group of Eight industrialized nations, plans to focus on securing funds for efforts to combat HIV/AIDS among African women and children at the upcoming G8 Summit in June, Germany's Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul said... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Panel Releases Research Agenda to Improve HIV Treatment, Prevention for Women, Children

...released a comprehensive new research agenda (.pdf) designed to significantly advance global responses to HIV in women and children," according to an IAS press release . The agenda "focuses on key gaps in clinical and programmatic knowledge... 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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Singapore to Set Up Fund for HIV-Positive Women, Their Children

... Today, Channel NewsAsia reported that Singapore is setting up a fund to aid HIV-positive women and their children. Several hundred thousand Singapore dollars will be raised for the fund, said Senior Minister of State for Health Balaji Sadasivan, Read more »
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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 Read more »

HIV+ women who want to have children

Posted by Anonymous
...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 would be willing to... Read more »

Surrogate?

Posted by LoveAtThisVolume, 1 Reply
...I too have always wondered about the possibility of a + woman having a child that is - , but I never hear talk about using a surrogate? If you have the egg and sperm both implanted in a surrogate, Read more »

I'm + but I want children of my own

Posted by stillhere, 3 Replies
...immediatley, but after educating myself and successfully getting to be "undetectable", I now think "can I still have my own children?"..Well although it is a tough dilemma, the answer is YES, I want children of my own, at least 1. I'm 40 now and... Read more »