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Two Hiv Parents Can The Child Be Negative

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...they can greatly reduce the risk of transmission by: Avoiding contact with sexual fluids by always practicing safer sex (using condoms or other barrier methods) Abstaining from sex unless you and your partner are both HIV-negative and in a long-term, monogamous relationship Not using injection drugs, or if you do, always using new or clean needles Tell children that HIV is not transmitted by casual contact such as: Being a friend to...
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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
...because she had just found out that her husband of 12 years was HIV positive and had a CD4 count of 193. Her initial HIV test was negative, immediately after finding out her husband was HIV infected. With this limited information, my advice was... 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
...because she had just found out that her husband of 12 years was HIV positive and had a CD4 count of 193. Her initial HIV test was negative, immediately after finding out her husband was HIV infected. With this limited information, my advice was... 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
...because she had just found out that her husband of 12 years was HIV positive and had a CD4 count of 193. Her initial HIV test was negative, immediately after finding out her husband was HIV infected. With this limited information, my advice was... Read more »

RE:re: do my kids need to be tested?

Doc,I don't mean to annoy you but i've read and re-read your response to this question and I too am confused because the woman states that she tested negative immediately after her husband was diagnosed - so 6 months prior to this she was negative....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...because she had just found out that her husband of 12 years was HIV positive and had a CD4 count of 193. Her initial HIV test was negative, immediately after finding out her husband was HIV infected. With this limited information, my advice was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anxiety/Stress Among Mothers Living With HIV: Effects on Parenting Skills and Child Outcomes

...bootstrap used to verify model stability. The results showed that maternal stress was negatively associated with a broad range of parenting skills, and that parenting skills were negatively associated with child problem behaviors. "Mothers... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to anumber of barriers including: ... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get tested for HIV periodically, in the same way... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...contribute to the perception of Hispanic/Latino gay men as "failed men"). Greater acculturation into the US culture has both negative (engaging in behaviors that increase the risk for HIV infection) and positive (communicating with partners... Read more »
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My father had AIDS...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...with AIDS when I was 2. He apparently contracted it while using IV drugs before I was born. Luckily, my mom and I were both HIV negative. However, I am still struggling to understand why this happened to my family, and I am finding it hard to... Read more »

adopting a child

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am hiv+ and my husband of 4 years is negative. I was dignoised hiv+ when I went for physcials for adoption. This just shattered my dreams when my doctor told me it is not Read more »

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Posted by rainbowhisperer, 6 Replies
...As you know if you looked at my profile I am a foster parent above other things. I am so excited today because I will find out if the the two children that I have one is five and the other Read more »

children

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...how long can children live with hiv 2 years and 4 years old very worried Read more »