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What Are The Odds Of A Pregnant Woman Passing On Hiv To Her Unborn Child

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant Women Newborns and Children Immigrants Military Personnel Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates...
Ask the Experts

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 »

HIV+ man having children

Dr. Bob, thank you for all of your calming words, and the time you devote to helping those with HIV and the "worrywarts". My question is technical, but can an HIV+ man have a child through in-vitro without risk to the baby or the mother? Or is the...
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 »

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 »
Articles
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Bail Granted for Pregnant HIV-Positive Woman Originally Sentenced to Give Birth in Prison

...UNSHACKLE national network. With the support of this broad-based coalition of individuals and organizations, National Advocates for Pregnant Women and Center for HIV Law and Policy filed an emergency amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief... Read more »
International AIDS Society

IAS Joins Calls to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...to child transmission of HIV. "There is overwhelming scientific evidence to show that providing antiretroviral treatment to pregnant women will both save the woman's life and prevent her unborn child from becoming infected. This treatment is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Glaser Foundation Program Trains HIV-Positive Pregnant Women to Administer Nevirapine to Infants Following Home Births

...Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation has completed the pilot phase of a home-based program in Uganda that teaches HIV-positive pregnant women how to administer the antiretroviral nevirapine to their infants immediately after birth to prevent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNICEF Report Examines Maternal, Child Health Worldwide, Including HIV/AIDS Issues

...complications than women in industrialized nations. The report also found some progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS among pregnant women. Among women ages 15 to 24 accessing prenatal clinics, HIV prevalence has decreased in 14 of 17 countries... Read more »
Connect With Others

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...many times do they test her in a pregnancy. I am afraid to tell her since he has threatened my life and safety and we have kids together. I am so worried.... Read more »

HIV (Pregnant Woman)

Posted by Vinay007, 1 Reply
...Hi All ! My girlfriend is pregnant past 8 months.We did test for HIV in a well reputated hospital in August and fairly it was negative.But after having test she went to her mother house.There she Read more »

+ and pregnant

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...when i went for an appt for pre-natal care yes, i'm also pregnant i would like to know where can i get good care for me and my unborn baby. I have an option and it's abortion and i really don't belive in that. Someone please help me I'm very... Read more »

Just found out 2 days ago...

Posted by Iris, 15 Replies
...being HIV positive...I don't want my baby to become an orphan at a young age...I want to see him/her grow up, graduate, have children herself etc etc. I don't want to just see her/him grow up for 15-20 yrs!? But according to the nurse, people... Read more »