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Single Mothers And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...Get AIDS? The virus that causes AIDS can be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of babies of infected mothers get HIV. 5% to 20% more can be infected through breastfeeding. Mothers with higher viral loads are more likely to infect their babies. However, no viral load is low enough to be "safe." Infection can occur any time during...
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Single mother...very worried - Will donate $ 100.00

Hello Dr. Bob!You have helped in the past and now I need your blessing and advice desparately.I was out of town on a conference. I met a guy in the bar and we ended up in my hotel room. We were kissing all night long, but no sex has happend. Thank...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Mom,Relax Mom! As the old song goes, ". . . you must remember this; a kiss is just a kiss . . . as time goes by . . . ." If HIV were transmitted that easily, it would have wiped out the planet many years ago well, except for some Republican... Read more »

Please talk 2 me, single mother depressed. I love you!

Hi Dr. Bob,I am very tempted to come to California and make you my Dr. I love your energy and sincerly admire your work! ON TO MY Question. In NOvember I gave oral sex to a man of unknown status, some of his sperm touched my lips which may have had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Single Mom,Oral sex (even with a little chapping of the lips) carries only an extremely low risk of HIV transmission. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in determining who is and is not HIV infected. Your particular symptoms are Read more »

transmission risk to baby??

I just found out that I am pregnant-definately not planned! I have been on anti-retroviral therapy for over 3 yrs(taking truvada,ritonavir, and atazanavir). My VL is undetectable and my cd4 is about 300. I'm having trouble finding a straight answer...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.With an undetectable HIV viral load, your risk of transmission to your baby is probably less than 1%. In our state (Colorado), to my knowledge, there Read more »

effects of viramune

what are the side effect viramune on babies and does it prevent aid/HIV completely?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...When Viramune is used to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV, a single dose to the mother and a single dose to the baby prevents the majority of infections occurring at the time of birth[ Read more »
Articles
Project Inform

Project Inform Statement Regarding the Use of Single-Dose Nevirapine to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...sources appear to raise serious questions about the use of single-dose nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in resource poor countries. Although there is no new information about the safety and effectiveness of the use of... Read more »
Terri Wilder

Twenty-Nine Years of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future

...2007. Jenna Bush, U.S. President George W. Bush's daughter, announces plans to publish a non-fiction book about a 17-year-old single mother in Panama who is living with HIV. The book will be called, " Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope ." The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jenna Bush Writing Book That Aims to Get Teenagers Involved in Issues, Including HIV/AIDS

... First daughter Jenna Bush is writing a nonfiction book about a 17-year-old single mother in Panama who is HIV-positive that she says aims to get "kids thinking and involved," USA Today reports. The book, titled Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Minority Women With HIV on Rise

...Madeline Gonzalez, a single mother with HIV is among the fastest-growing population with HIV -- minority women who are poor, young and without a college education. Read more »
Connect With Others

I think i'm going to make it....

Posted by meli, 1 Reply
...HIV run me. I am in school- my numbers are great- I gained 15 lbs thanks to a loving boyfriend who wasn't afraid to take on a single mother with HIV. I am confident I am going to live one great life, see my kids grow, and maybe be lucky enough to... Read more »

HIV Positive and Single??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do you have trouble meeting people for romantic relationships because of HIV or AIDS? We have started a website for those who are HIV+/AIDS and single, because my mother is HIV positive and has found Read more »

My intro www.thebod

Posted by fearbatty, 1 Reply
...Hello I am new here. I am sorry if "Living With HIV" is the wrong place for this post. My name is Ren I am from MExico Read more »

Tested positive in August 2009

Posted by celestial, 3 Replies
...need to talk to people who are in my shoes or have gone through something like this cause this is killing me emotionaly. Im a single mother, 2 kids 10 & 12, its overwhelming.... Read more »