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Symptoms Of Hiv In Pregnant Women

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HIV pos. and neg. pregnant women, any difference?

I want to know during pregnancy, will a hiv+ woman experience problems other women don't have? like recurrent yeast infection, etc?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
As is the case in non-pregnant women, the incidence of HIV-related signs and symptoms during pregnancy correlates with HIV disease status (viral load and CD4+ T cell count). Antiretroviral therapy is thus recommended to optimize maternal health ,... Read more »

Are pregnant women routinely screened fo rHIV?

Is theer any specialreason why a pre-natal doctor would ask for HIV test? Also:If someone was... Read more »

Are pregnant women at greater risk for transmission?

Hi. About 2 yrs. ago, I had a quickie (2 minute unprotected vaginal sex)with a pregnant lady... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Treatment Guidelines: Pregnant Women and Babies

In May, DHHS released updated guidelines for treatment of pregnant women with HIV, intended both to benefit the woman's health and to prevent transmission of HIV to the baby. The new version did not include major changes, but added a new rating... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

Summary Introduction Recommendations for Adults and Adolescents Recommendations for Pregnant Women Additional Considerations for HIV Screening Acknowledgment References Consultants Membership List, November 2005 CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers for Professional Partners: Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Healthcare Settings

General Background Specific Populations Opt-Out Screening, Counseling and Consent Provider-Specific Information Public Health Implications Reimbursement and Funding Issues Summary Question General Background Why is CDC recommending... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Who Take One Dose of Nevirapine at Delivery Could Develop Drug-Resistant HIV, Study Says

HIV-positive pregnant women who take a single dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine at delivery to prevent vertical HIV transmission later could develop drug-resistant HIV, according to a study presented on Monday at the 11th Conference on... Read more »
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where to find a hiv specialist for pregnant women in Atlanta area

Posted by nandi26, 1 Reply
Im looking for phone numbers of doctors or institutions in the Atlanta area that treat pregnant hiv women. thank you. Read more »

Pregnant and HIV positive: Need support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a 32 year old woman. I found out that I was HIV positive in 1996. I had a 2 year old son and an eight month old at the time. I am pregnant now. I have NEVER taken any medication and I have never had a detectable viral load. I do not know any... Read more »

Getting Pregnant Hiv +/- couple

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a HIV + woman engaged to a HIV - man. We want to have a baby. What are the options on getting pregnant?? Is artificial insemination the only way?? I read on this website that it's possible to "do it yourself", insert the mans sperm in the... Read more »

Hiv and Pregnant

Posted by mntwana, 4 Replies
Hi is there anyone who is in the same situation as mine, i went for test on the 6th of march after i felt my body behaving diferently for few days, i felt something itching inside my body and moving from one part to another, joint pains, and... Read more »