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Social Factors That Make Children At Risk Of HIV

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...single risk behavior. 8 Because the majority of women in the United States acquire HIV through sex with men, often without any knowledge that they are at risk, prevention efforts in women must focus on increasing awareness of risk and routine diagnosis. Early diagnosis is critical to the prevention of HIV and AIDS. We know that identifying HIV in an individual decreases the risk of him or her infecting somebody else because of behavior...
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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
...WASHING, POSITIVE MALE, NEGATIVE FEMALE, 2009) Oct 22, 2009I AM HIV POSITIVE, MY WIFE NEGATIVE; CAN WE HAVE CHILDREN WITH THE RISK OF INFECTING HER?Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Yes, it is possible. The safest way would involve sperm washing... Read more »

HIV+ man having children

Dr. Bob, thank you for all of your calming words, and the time you devote to helping those with HIV and the "worrywarts". My question is technical, but can an HIV+ man have a child through in-vitro without risk to the baby or the mother? Or is the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...intercourse know the baby can be safe with proper medicine but I am worrying that my wife will be infected. How much is the risk of transmission from me to her and is their any possible way decrease the risk and make my wife have baby from me.... 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
...intercourse know the baby can be safe with proper medicine but I am worrying that my wife will be infected. How much is the risk of transmission from me to her and is their any possible way decrease the risk and make my wife have baby from me.... Read more »

HIV Risk

Hi,While having unprotected sex with my partner I started bleeding. We are both HIV negative. What is the risk of us contracting the virus from this?Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...He (or she) must be exposed to someone who is positive (has the virus). Different types of exposures carry different levels of risk. Yes, the 0.1 to 0.2 percent statistical risk per episode is correct. This risk applies to unprotected receptive... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Longitudinal Study of Sexual Risk Behavior Among the Adolescent Children of HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Drug-Abusing Fathers

... The current longitudinal study examines precursors of sexual risk behavior among a cohort of adolescent children of HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug-abusing or drug-dependent fathers. The Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Governments, Aid Agencies Must Do More to Increase HIV Prevention, Education Programs for Children, Report Says

...to the report, gender inequality, poverty, lack of educational resources and social relationships are factors in children's risk of contracting HIV. The report calls for increased efforts to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS among children, including... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Girls, Women Trafficked in Asia for Commercial Sex Work Emerging as HIV/AIDS Risk Factor, Report Says

...Daily , 8/23). Samlee Plianbanchang, WHO's Southeast Asia regional director, said, "In the Asia-Pacific region, we are at high risk of a massive spread of HIV," adding, "This is not only due to the large size of the population and the high... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...mothers was also HIV positive. However, we now know a lot about how to prevent vertical transmission, and with proper care the risk of your child becoming infected with HIV can be less than 2 percent. Experts have written treatment guidelines... Read more »
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Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...who have acquired it through accident, while performing an extremely compassionate and admirable job. Also for those little kids and Moms (infected by husbands) who are innocent and do not deserve the disease AT ALL. I think 99% of your... Read more »

Put Somebody At Risk & Feel Horrible

Posted by ffrbel, 11 Replies
...let me know your thoughts on this situation. I am truly sick just thinking about my lie and the fact that I put soomebody at risk of contracting the virus. Even worse, this is the first guy who I've had very strong feelings for in a very long... Read more »

Growing?

Posted by Survivor
...found in inner cities and rural areas throughout the United States too. While they might not need to feed a dying parent, their risk of growing up alone and destitute is far too similar. The United States is home to the most severe HIV epidemic... Read more »