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Vertical Transmission Of Hiv

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...safer for both you and your child. Your Baby's Health Babies born to mothers with HIV usually get special care during the first few months of life. Your baby will likely receive anti-HIV drugs to further reduce the risk of vertical transmission of HIV. Doctors will also regularly test the HIV status of your baby during this time. Does Your Baby Have to Take Treatment? Treatment during pregnancy is the best way to reduce the risk of...
Ask the Experts

chances of vertical transmission

...higher since the infant and mother share their fluids during pregnancy. Why is a child not automatically at a high-risk for vertical transmission of HIV if mother is HIV+?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...a barrier to infection; if a woman has a high viral load, HIV may get across this barrier; this accounts for the minority of vertical transmission[5-8%] and occurs in the second and third trimesters; the majority of vertical transmission occurs... Read more »

HIV

What is the diference between HIV1 and HIV2
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-2 is less transmissible (five- to eight-fold less efficient than HIV-1 in early-stage disease and it is rarely the cause of vertical transmission). HIV-2 infection is associated with lower viral loads and a slower rate of both CD4 cell... Read more »

hiv 2 and meds (HIV-2)

hello Dr Franscino,i have hiv 2 how will i know my viral loads and when is the best time to start the meds? do you have any information on how to manage hiv 2?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-2 is less transmissible (five- to eight-fold less efficient than HIV-1 in early-stage disease and it is rarely the cause of vertical transmission). HIV-2 infection is associated with lower viral loads and a slower rate of both CD4 cell... Read more »

HIV twin pregnancy

...I've heard that it is more diffictult to prevent vertical transmission of HIV in an twin pregnancy. Is there really a greater chance for the baby's to be infected? Why is this so? What can be done to prevent
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The good news is that optimizing maternal care and the use of antivirals during pregnancy has been effective in preventing mother-to-child transmission in multiple pregnancies, as well as in single pregnancies. The earlier that the care begins, the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nevirapine, Zidovudine Regimen "Best Way" to Prevent Vertical Transmission of HIV, Studies Say

...Administering a combination of nevirapine and zidovudine is the "best way" to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in developing countries, according to two studies to be published in the July 15 issue of the New England Journal Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New HIV/AIDS Research Center in Cameroon to Help Develop Vaccine Against Vertical HIV Transmission

...research and disease surveillance, promoting condom use, promoting prevention among at-risk groups such as youth and preventing vertical transmission of HIV. According to Maurice Fezeu, the permanent secretary of the National AIDS Control... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

...had been breastfeeding for six months. Their infants received the standard single dose of nevirapine after birth to prevent vertical transmission. Of the 497 infants in the Kenyan study, 12, or 2.4%, were HIV-positive one week after birth.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya Improving Access to Vertical HIV Transmission-Prevention Services, Official Says

...birth attendants to help reduce the stigma surrounding the virus, in part because many women do not follow guidelines to prevent vertical transmission -- such as not breast-feeding -- because of stigma. An infant has a 15% to 30% chance of... Read more »
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hiv+ Moms w/child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, What medication has the dr put you on? How do you feel? Do you take your medication regularly? How much risk is there in having a baby? I like to thank you all for your replys in advance!! Read more »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIV Aids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for sure i din get back i.e din have... Read more »

can you get HIV from fingering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...do you get aids or HIV from fingering? Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...know what I mean. I am worried that I got some vaginal secretions into my mouth and then into my blood stream. I dont know her hiv status but I've found out that she has let a lot of guys do this. Afterwards, I felt extremely guilty for cheating... Read more »