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Transmission Of Hiv By Family

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my husband has hiv can we still start a family?

My husband has hiv is it still possible for us to start a family without there being a risk of me or the baby getting the virus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fertilization would be the safest way for a magnetic couple to conceive. If that is not an option and you are determined to begin a family, I would suggest you work closely with an HIV/AIDS specialist as well as an HIV/AIDS-knowledgeable... Read more »

Already donated family question (AIDS DENIALISTS)

This is not a safer sex hiv prevention question but need some help advising my mother. I am... Read more »

precautions need relatives living in same family from hiv person

My friend and his two wives are HIV+.THeir five children are HIV-.His other family members live... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fears About HIV Transmission in Families With an HIV-Infected Parent: A Qualitative Analysis

... Advances in antiretroviral treatment to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission have made it possible for more HIV-positive parents to have children. But few studies have examined transmission Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sri Lankan Health Official Says Strong Family Bonds, Family Values Responsible for Low Prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Country

... Supportive family values and strong family bonds, in addition to the practice of monogamy, have contributed to the low prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Role of Families in HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support

...other members directly affected by the epidemic play a fundamental, but as yet not fully recognized role, in the prevention of HIV transmission. Families are also important for especially marginalized groups. Their children are amongst the most... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Integration of Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Antiretroviral Services Could Reduce HIV/AIDS Cases in Africa, Experts Say

... Integrating family planning, reproductive health and antiretroviral drug services could reduce the number of new HIV cases in Africa, experts said Read more »
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Wife mad cuz my family hid my father's hiv +

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My dad was diagnosed with hiv four years ago, and died about a month ago from aids related complications at 62. My family decided to keep it a family secret. Read more »

hiv/aids and impact on family

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...(almost finished), with a degree in clinical psychology. I have a project due in oe of my classes about the impact of HIV on the family. i would be interested in interviewing people on this subject. i have my own story and how my family dealt... Read more »

How do I tell my family I'm HIV Positive?

Posted by Anonymous
...I am 42 year old single mother living on Miami Beach. I have been hiding my HIV status for 4 1/2 years now (my own daughter doesn't even know). I left New York because the word got out and I am very careful Read more »

My Son has AIDS....I need help with family members

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...him, and he likes talking about old times, and I am crying as I say this because besided God, there is no one, not even in our family..his sibling, etc..whoo understand this bond. My children grew up very close and are all in denial. When I... Read more »