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Usa Statistics About Pregnant Women With Hiv

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...3.5 times more likely to discontinue nevirapine because of their rash. 22 Another study confirmed this finding and also reported a trend of increased risk of rash among patients with higher CD4 counts. 23 Studies of pregnant women have shown varied results, but most studies suggest that they have either the same or a reduced risk of NNRTI-induced rash than non-pregnant women. Another study of a new NNRTI, etravirine (Intelence), also...
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I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...require treatment to maintain her own health. Otherwise, HIV treatment should be continued throughout pregnancy.HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment after... Read more »

HIV+ DAD and HIV- MOM desire CHILD

Is it possible for a HIV+ Dad that is undetectable and a HIV- Mom to have a HIV- baby? Please advise.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...require treatment to maintain her own health. Otherwise, HIV treatment should be continued throughout pregnancy. HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...should seek testing and counseling. In the U.S., mother-to-infant transmission has dropped to just a few cases each year because pregnant women are routinely tested for HIV. Those who test positive can get drugs to prevent HIV from being passed... Read more »

Safe sex (POSITIVE PREGNANCY)

My questions are: Is it advisable for couple on medication with cd4 above 150 to have unprotected sex cos we want to have baby? Does protected sex have any negative effect on anyone already on medication? Apart from condoms, are there any other form...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...require treatment to maintain her own health. Otherwise, HIV treatment should be continued throughout pregnancy. HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Voluntary HIV Testing for All Pregnant Women

... The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force , an independent panel of U.S. health experts, has recommended that all pregnant women be offered an HIV test to further reduce mother-to-child transmission of the virus, according to a report in the July... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Among Pregnant Women -- United States and Canada, 1998-2001

...United States each year. 1 The primary strategy to prevent perinatal HIV transmission is to maximize prenatal HIV testing of pregnant women. States and Canadian provinces have implemented three different prenatal HIV-testing approaches. To... Read more »
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Number of HIV-Infected Women Giving Birth in U.S. Increased 40% From 2000 to 2006, Estimates Show

...group of women. Isn't there a policy in every state to ask a pregnant woman to get an HIV test, and to talk to HIV-infected pregnant women about C-sections and HIV treatment? That's a very good point. We do not currently have universal HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey Senator to Introduce Bill That Would Require Pregnant Women, Infants to Receive HIV Tests

...New Jersey Senate President Richard Codey (D) on Thursday announced that he plans to introduce a bill that would require all pregnant women and infants in the state to be tested for HIV unless women choose in writing to opt out of the test, the ... Read more »
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where to find a hiv specialist for pregnant women in Atlanta area

Posted by nandi26, 1 Reply
...Im looking for phone numbers of doctors or institutions in the Atlanta area that treat pregnant hiv women. thank you. Read more »

National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

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...Thirty years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...distribution) to 42 million people The delivery of drugs and services to prevent mother-to-child transmission to 3.1 million pregnant women Rules governing how PEPFAR funds can be used for HIV prevention have been the source of substantial... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...child Women can transmit HIV to their babies during pregnancy or birth. Approximately one-quarter to one-third of all untreated pregnant women infected with HIV will pass the infection to their babies. HIV also can be spread to babies through... Read more »