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Pregnancy and HIV

How Do Babies Get AIDS? How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? Breastfeeding How Do We Know if a Newborn Is Infected? What About the Mother's Health? The Bottom Line How Do Babies Get AIDS? HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of babies of HIV infected mothers get HIV. If the...
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HIV Testing in Newborn

We want to adopt twins girls from Guatemala. They were born in Dec 03. I have been told that both girls and the Mother tested positive twice for HIV. I do not know what tests were done on them. I have been told to move on, but don't want...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
If the mother of the twins is HIV infected her antibodies to HIV were passed through the placenta to her babies; if the babies were tested for HIV antibodies they would test positive but not be necessarily infected; the sure way to determine if they... Read more »

HIV testing in newborn babies

Hi Rick and staff... Im butting heads with my girlfriend about this question. Will a baby born to an HIV+ mother ALWAYS be + for the HIV antibody (not the virus)...Thanks..2 PLWAS in disagreement...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. In most (if not all) cases, when a mother is HIV positive, her antibodies will go into the bloodstream of her baby during pregnancy. Because if this, if we do an antibody test on a baby soon after birth, the baby will... Read more »

newborn testing for hiv

My husband and I are in the process of adopting internationally. A waiting child has become available. She is approx 4 months at this time. Mother is hiv positive but the baby tested negative. They tested her x2 with dna pcr. How accurate is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV DNA PCR is the preferred virologic method for diagnosing HIV during infancy. Clinical studies have shown that by age 28 days, HIV DNA PCR is 96% sensitive and 99% specific for identifying HIV proviral DNA. When two HIV DNA PCR assays are... Read more »

Test for sub-type o and new sub-types?

Dear Dr,Could you pls tell me:1. In Washington D.C, which hospital could offer test for sub-type O of HIV and other new sub-types?2. The treatment to normal HIV is same to that to sub-type O?3. Does sub-type O developed more quickly than normal...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
No commercial test are available yet for type O. The treatment will be the same. We don't have data yet on the rate of antibody development.MH... Read more »
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Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

Testing types

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was tested at a local health department. She pricked my finger and placed several blots of my blood on a sheet of paper. Will this "dry" sample be adequate?

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Types of test?

Posted by T_BOOGIE, 3 Replies
Does the type of test you take really make a difference, like besides the rapid test. I dont know what kind of test i took but the last one i took was negative. Does the type of test make that big of a difference? Read more »

Now what is HIV-Type 2?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 1 Reply
As if the one that I got tested on wasn't enough, I got this info today that there is also a Type-2. My exposure was not in U.S. it was in Nepal (Country between india and china).. How do I find out about HIV-Type 2 is relevent for this country? Any... Read more »