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Symptom For Newborns With Hiv

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Prophylactic treatment of neonates born to an HIV positive

Should there be a consent obtained prior to administering the recommended AZT therapy to neonates? How should AZT be seen; just as medication or intensive therapy? Thanks in advance.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...I am not sure what the genesis of your question is regarding HIV preventative treatment in newborns of HIV infected mothers. But giving such HIV treatment to neonates would be considered standard of care in the appropriate situation. Read more »

HIV testing in newborn babies

Hi Rick and staff... Im butting heads with my girlfriend about this question. Will a baby born to... Read more »

Newborn / HIV

What treatments should a newborn HIV baby have for diarrhea and diaper rash? Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Circumcising Newborn Males Cost Effective Strategy for HIV Prevention, Rwandan Study Finds

... Performing circumcisions on newborn boys to lower their risk for HIV infection later in life is more cost-effective than adolescent or adult circumcision, according Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey to Make HIV Testing Routine for Pregnant Women, Newborns

...measure that will make HIV testing a routine part of prenatal care. "We can significantly reduce the number of infections to newborns and help break down the stigma associated with the disease," said Codey, the Essex County Democrat who is acting... Read more »
International Treatment Preparedness Coalition

AIDS Treatment Activists Push UNAIDS and WHO to Meet Commitments to Reduce HIV in Women and Newborns

...AIDS-Free World made a strong case that governments and UN agencies have failed to meet their commitment to reduce HIV infection in newborns. In the discussion that followed, almost everyone in the room acknowledged the failure, and Michel... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...dosages are available for children over 6 weeks old. It is also used to prevent transmission of HIV from a pregnant woman to her newborn baby (see Fact Sheet 611 .) There are no absolute rules about when to start ART. You and your health care... Read more »
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Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

TRANSMITTING HIV TO NEWBORN TWINS/NEED ADVISE?????

Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
...I recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns Read more »

enough on my plate already with HIV...

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
...My newborn baby boy was just diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Am feeling a bit sad about it. Funny though...when I went in to get the lab results Read more »

Just found out, husband stopped taking meds ...

Posted by Zaverolis, 2 Replies
...Finally, we met an intelligent doctor who realized it was cancer. Misdiagnosing doctors scare me. Plus, I was told I was HIV+ in 2000, and have never taken a med, and have had great health. The doctor encouraged me to go on HART, but I felt... Read more »