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Three Modes Of Transmission For Hiv

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What is the mode of maternal transmission to her fetus?

What is the mode of maternal transmission of HIV to her infant? Does HIV cross the placental barrier or does transmission occur during the trauma of the birth process? If it occurs from birth trauma, would C-section be of benefit in reducing...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.An infected mother can transmit the virus to her baby one of three ways. First is during pregnancy itself, since the virus can pass through theplacenta, and go directly into the fetus. Second, transmission could... Read more »

transmission mode

IS THERE ANY CHANCES OF HIV IF WE PRESS ONLY THE BODY WITHOUT ANY INTERNAL CONTACT ONLY PRESSING... Read more »

possible mode of transmission

I feel embarrassed and I apologize for asking such a borderline ignorant question but it's a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Validation of Race/Ethnicity and Transmission Mode in the U.S. HIV/AIDS Reporting System

Since 1981, the national HIV/AIDS reporting system (HARS) has provided data to track the progression of the AIDS epidemic, detect patterns of transmission, assess prevention programs, provide an epidemiological basis for planning, and allocate... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sex, Not Unsafe Injections, Primary Mode of HIV Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Says

Sex, not unsafe medical practices, is the primary mode of HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study published in the Feb. 7 issue of the Lancet , Reuters reports ( Reuters , 2/5). George Schmid of the World Health... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Three Cases of HIV Transmission to Infants Through Food Pre-Chewed by HIV-Positive Caregivers

One of the oddest presentations at CROI 2008 involved three case reports of HIV transmission to babies when their HIV-infected caregivers pre-chewed the babies' food. I sat down with Dr. Kenneth Dominguez, an epidemiologist at the CDC [U.S. Centers... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Three-Drug Combination Can Reduce Risk of HIV Transmission During Breastfeeding More Than Standard Therapy

A study published online in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases found that "full-scale anti-retroviral therapy with three drugs reduces the risk of" an HIV-positive mother passing on the virus to her child during breastfeeding by almost half... Read more »
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Mode of transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was just wondering if there are any ways of getting HIV, realistically speaking, other than unprotected sex and drug use, for most of us. I have read in a few places that there are cases of HIV each year where the mode of transmission is... Read more »

unsafe sex remains the primary mode of transmissio

Posted by Anonymous
Just wanted to post this in case you read that article this guy posts repeatedly. He's wrong...

Medical Practices Not Primary Mode of HIV Infection in Africa, UN Meeting Finds
United Nations (New York) - March 14, 2003


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Condom Failure Modes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The three main failure modes for condoms that I know of are

a) failure to use one
b) slipping off
c) breakage - and they usually break in a big way (like a balloon)

I know that condoms are tested for microscopic holes at the factory (to see if they can... Read more »

GMAN EXPERTS? Does mode of tras extend window?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am concerned because I got vaginal fluids in a recent burn. I know that this is a theoretical risk but I am undergoing considerable symptoms indcluding nerve problems. I read that a n eedlestick injury should be tested out till 6 months does that... Read more »