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Umbilical Cord Blood Hiv Positive

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Any benefit to banking cord blood w/HIV+ mother

If you are an HIV+ mother, is there any benefit to banking/saving cord blood following delivery of a child? Is there a possibility that as with cancer & other illnesses, that a substance in the cord blood may someday be helpful w/regards to an HIV...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
I think that it is very unlikely. BJ Read more »

Cord Blood

Hi,I'm 34 wks pregnant, undetectable vl. We've been wondering if it is possible to do cord blood... Read more »

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physicians' Group Recommends Using Public Cord Blood Banks, Routine HIV Testing

...the American Medical Association adopted new guidelines to help doctors counsel pregnant women about donating their babies' umbilical cord blood to public cord blood banks. "Umbilical cord blood stem cells are useful for some therapeutic purposes... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Media Outlets Highlight Studies Presented at International Microbicides Conference

...microbicide tested in pregnant women found only small amounts of drug are absorbed into the bloodstream, amniotic fluid and umbilical cord blood," according to the M2010 press release. "The study, which involved applying a single dose of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Tears in Placenta Likely Associated With Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Study Says

...Researchers then measured the amount of a placental protein, which normally is too large to pass through the placenta, in the umbilical cord blood of each woman. Infants had a higher risk of HIV infection when there was more placental protein in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010 Studies, Releases: PMTCT, Treating Children, Male Circumcision; National Prevention Programs; IDUs

...that many HIV-positive women who were prescribed nevirapine before giving birth had no sign of the drug in samples of their umbilical cord blood," Health Day News/ U.S. News & World Report adds (7/21). "... [F]ewer antenatal visits and younger... Read more »
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I feel so scared and afraid and i need someone

Posted by hedreanna1983, 5 Replies
I am a 26 year old positive women. I have been positive for 3 years. I have a wonderful fiance and 2 children who are negative, the only other person who knows is my mother (other than case workers and doctors). She makes me feel like it is my fault... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
... Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »

It'z HIV positive so look 4 the positive side

Posted by lilmisskathy
...things dont go the way there supost to bt we learn to get over it things happen 4 a reson i dont blame my real mom for given me HIV in fact I love her for it ... itz made me who i am its apart of me.. it might not be good bt thatz why i take... Read more »