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Treatment Of Measles In AIDS Infected Babies

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Non-Infected Babies Born to HIV Mothers Have Reduced Immunity to Measles

The results of this study suggest that babies born to HIV mothers would not be able to neutralize the measles virus as effectively and would lose protection sooner than babies born to healthy mothers. These babies would therefore be much more likely... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Treatment in South Africa Sends Baby Infections Plunging

A South African health program providing free antiretrovirals (ARVs) to expectant mothers to prevent perinatal HIV transmission has saved upwards of 70,000 children annually, officials report. Avi Violari, a pediatrician at Soweto's Chris Hani... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antiretrovirals Important to Protect HIV-Positive Children From Measles

Scientific American looks at the possible link between HIV prevalence and a recent increase in the number of children dying from measles in sub-Saharan Africa. "Studies show that infants with HIV do not respond well to the measles vaccine even... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Does my baby have a chance of being infected with HIV?

My husband and I are adopting a baby whose mother has HIV and is a carrier of Hepatitus C. The mother was put in AZT 3 hours before planned c-section. The baby is also on AZT for the first 6 weeks of her life. What are the chances that she would...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
In the absence of any treatment, about 25-30% of babies will acquire the infection from their mother. Treatment of the mother and baby with ZDV will definitely reduce the risk of HIV transmission but will not reduce the risk of HCV transmission.... Read more »

is it possible to have a baby without infecting my partner? (PrEP, 2010)

Hello. Dr. Bob. I am a female has been positive 10 years. and I found out with my pregnancy of my 9yrs old. (negative) I had a lot of problem to find the meds works for me as I had allergic reactions to azt and some of new meds but now I am with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A number of clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) are not yet completed. However there is some recent very promising data that was just published today. (You can't get any more recent than... Read more »

can a non infected baby be infected with razor blade?

I have a nanny living with hiv, my first daughter, used the nanny's razor to give my little baby girl a little cut, could my baby be infected? There was no blood on the razor....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,No! HIV is not transmitted this way. The first reason is because once HIV leaves the body it begins to die and becomes unable to infect. Next, HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen,... Read more »

Friend with AIDS having 5th baby

I have a friend that is HIV poz (and husband). She is a wonderful person, and I am the only person (family and friend) that knows she is poz. However, she is having her 5th baby, and I am not happy about it because, if anything happens to them,...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Whether she has children and how many is completely up to your friend. You may not approve, but the choice is hers (as it is for all of us). You are correct to say that the decison to have children should not be taken lightly, but it is still up to... Read more »
Connect With Others

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk?

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Measles immunization

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can an immunization for measles taken during the window period affect seroconversion if one was infected? I had an immunization done 4 weeks into my window and now im wondering if this will affect my window period.

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Baby-boomers living with HIV

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
Baby-boomers living with HIV

We lived through the fifties and sixties, with reminders from our parents to appreciate the things that they never had in the depression or during the war years. We survived the threat of nuclear war, free love, some... Read more »

My boyfriend still wants a baby

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Lately I have been going through hell! I just found out the other day a guy I met on the internet in January has AIDS and its full-blown too. Anyway I was stupid and slept with him on the first night I met him, I never saw him after that but kept in... Read more »