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Symptoms Of Hiv In Kids

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...children talk about HIV? Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, AIDS Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco. Retrieved July 2009 from www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS/pdf/parentFS.pdf . Nation PTA (2003). Talking with kids about HIV/AIDS. Retrieved March 2005 from www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/healthsafety/hiv_eng.pdf
Ask the Experts

HIV positive or not?! Scared Mom of 4 kids. Help me.

Dear Dr. Robert, About three weeks ago I had a standard set of blood tests ran and one of those was for HIV (I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant would of been 7 weeks during the blood draw). Well I fell down our stairs last week and went...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Bob blot test (INDETERMINANTE WESTERN BLOT) Sep 26, 2007 I AM A 22 YR. OLD FEMALE THAT HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR 6 YRS. AND HAS 4 KIDS NOW. WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH MY LAST CHILD THEY DID A HIV BLOOD TEST AND IT CAME BACK POSITIVE FOR HIV. AFTER THAT... Read more »

re. kids testing

Dr. BobRegarding your answer if kids should be tested if the father had Aids but the mother was negative. Is it possible for the children to be positive while their birth mother is negative. I was under the impression that the only way a child could...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV antibodies were tested for in 6 of these 7 children; all were negative. All 14 children are healthy and free from clinical signs of HIV infection. We conclude that the overall risk of perinatal HIV transmission in haemophilic families should... Read more »

Re: Do my kids need to be tested

Hi: DR: Bob in the question were the couple asked you if their kids should be tested. I don't know if you overlooked the ages of the children, they specified the ages of the children which is 11,8,7 now if the mother is testing negative now then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV antibodies were tested for in 6 of these 7 children; all were negative. All 14 children are healthy and free from clinical signs of HIV infection. We conclude that the overall risk of perinatal HIV transmission in haemophilic families should... Read more »

Re: testing the kids

I'm sorry, I'm confused now. If the mother is testing negative now, even if she tests postive in three or six months that indicates the infection was recent or her first test would have been positive; the last child was born 7 years ago, she HAD to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV antibodies were tested for in 6 of these 7 children; all were negative. All 14 children are healthy and free from clinical signs of HIV infection. We conclude that the overall risk of perinatal HIV transmission in haemophilic families should... Read more »
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The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...Most new drugs have been tested by comparing them to zidovudine. "Early treatment" with zidovudine was tested in people with no symptoms of HIV disease. The study showed no benefit to taking zidovudine. But zidovudine is used as part of... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...Illustrations of How HIV Works How Your Immune System Works History of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Origins of HIV What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, June 10, 2010

...wasn't until 2008 that a neurologist diagnosed his worsening memory loss, wild mood swings and increasingly erratic behavior as symptoms of HIV dementia.   HIV, Hep C and Sex: What's the Link? Reports of hepatitis C infection among... Read more »
Connect With Others

Sharing toothbrushes

Posted by StupidMe, 1 Reply
...a hiv risk 3 years ago. I tested -ve but, over the last year I've developed several hiv related symptoms. Over the years my kids have used mine and my wifes toothbrushes. Kids being kids they just used them without asking because they'd left... Read more »

Quandary about HIV

Posted by squanderer, 3 Replies
Hi, I haven't been diagnosed but have enough symptoms to feel fairly confident I have it. Shingles, Psoriasis 3 kinds, seborrheic Dermatitis..... I haven't been tested since I was always so careful and never thought there was much of a risk. ... Read more »

Maybe it is not HIV

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 3 Replies
...we do go online and try to find answers to our symptoms , and often they are related to immune system problems or fit the HIV symptoms to a T (It probably does not help that HIV can cause every symptom in the book) But these people are really... Read more »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
Hey guys, I've had practically every symptom in the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat,... Read more »