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Two Hiv Parents Give Birth To Hiv Neg Baby

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HIV pos mom, neg baby

We are interested in adopting from Russia and have been given some information on a 15 month old little girl. Her mother was definitely HIV positive. The baby has tested negative twice. We really don't have much other info as of yet. We were...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
DNA or RNA PCR tests are the most sensitive; if these tests have been performed after 4 weeks of age[ in the absence of breastfeeding] and are negative, the infant is not at risk for HIV infection; JLS.... Read more »

conception- where the father is HIV+ and the mother HIV neg.

I work as an HIV counsellor in the UK and have two pairs of sero-discordant would-be parents.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

With Help, Minnesota Moms Keep Babies HIV-Free

The number of women with HIV giving birth in Minnesota tripled over the past decade. However, mother-to-child (MTC) HIV infections have been nearly eliminated during the same timeframe, thanks to a collaborative effort by hospitals, obstetricians,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New State Regulation Requires All Infants Born in New York Be Tested for HIV Within 12 Hours of Birth

A new state regulation will require all infants born in New York whose mothers have not been tested for HIV during their pregnancy be tested for the virus within 12 hours of birth, the New York Post reports. Under the rule, which takes effect... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Anti-HIV Drug Use During Pregnancy Does Not Affect Infant Size, Birth Weight

Infants born to women who used the anti-HIV drug tenofovir as part of an anti-HIV drug regimen during pregnancy do not weigh less at birth and are not of shorter length than infants born to women who used anti-HIV drug regimens that do not include... Read more »
HIV i-Base

HIV-Exposed Vs. -Unexposed Babies Have Lower Gestational Age and Birth Weight in Danish Study

HIV-exposed, uninfected children were more likely to have a lower gestational age and birth weight, and were more likely to be delivered by Caesarean section compared to unexposed controls, according to a Danish nationwide study. Ellen Larsen... Read more »
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Two pos tests, one neg; low risk--what now?

Posted by plusorminus, 1 Reply
Hello ...

I am in Guatemala and recently had some HIV tests done for visa purposes. First rapid test positive, second test (ELISA) positive, third test (ELISA) negative. All with same blood sample. What is probability that both positives false? I.e.... Read more »

HIV babies

Posted by Anonymous
I am a lawyer with a single parent father client. His child is 9 months old and HIV posiitive at this time. Since the child's birth he has not had custody and has only seen the child a few times. The Children's Protective Service has the child in a... Read more »

Having a baby when you are HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
Having a Baby when you're HIV Positive

I'm a 23 year old HIV positive woman considering having a child
with my HIV negative husband. Anyone have any experience with
this. I know about the sperm washing techniques in Milan. I'm
just worried that... Read more »

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 »