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What Behaviors Put Pregnant Women At Risk For Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...and declined 95% to 48 in 2004, largely because of the effectiveness of ensuring that pregnant women are encouraged to be tested for HIV and, for those who are infected, to receive treatments that can significantly reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to a newborn. The CDC reports that perinatal transmission rates can be reduced to less than 2% if women are aware that they are infected with HIV and take appropriate treatments to prevent...
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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
...WASHING, POSITIVE MALE, NEGATIVE FEMALE, 2009) Oct 22, 2009I AM HIV POSITIVE, MY WIFE NEGATIVE; CAN WE HAVE CHILDREN WITH THE RISK OF INFECTING HER?Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Yes, it is possible. The safest way would involve sperm washing... 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
...intercourse know the baby can be safe with proper medicine but I am worrying that my wife will be infected. How much is the risk of transmission from me to her and is their any possible way decrease the risk and make my wife have baby from me.... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...WASHING, POSITIVE MALE, NEGATIVE FEMALE, 2009) Oct 22, 2009I AM HIV POSITIVE, MY WIFE NEGATIVE; CAN WE HAVE CHILDREN WITH THE RISK OF INFECTING HER?Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Yes, it is possible. The safest way would involve sperm washing... 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
...intercourse know the baby can be safe with proper medicine but I am worrying that my wife will be infected. How much is the risk of transmission from me to her and is their any possible way decrease the risk and make my wife have baby from me.... Read more »
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The Center for HIV Law and Policy

Lost in the Shuffle: Women's Right to Choose, Not Just Refuse, HIV Testing

...objections of Colorado State Senator Dave Schultheis to a bill, SB-179, which would, among other things, require HIV testing of all pregnant women who don't explicitly object to the testing. Schultheis provoked the ire of Colorado Democrats, and... Read more »
The Body

Does Pregnancy Pose an HIV Infection Risk for Men?

... Previous studies have demonstrated that pregnant women are at greater risk of HIV infection. However, a new study, presented at the International Microbicides Conference in Pittsburgh in May seems to demonstrate Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis

...called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) . PID can cause infertility or damage the fallopian tubes enough to increase the future risk of ectopic pregnancy and infertility. Ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening condition in which a fertilized... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...with information about HIV/AIDS, the benefits of being tested, available medical treatment and how treatment can reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission, the AP/ Crier reports. "The key in the fight against HIV and AIDS is early... Read more »
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time line

Posted by Anonymous
...born to HIV-positive mothers who were given a placebo. The finding sparks a debate over whether HIV tests should be required of pregnant women. Related Links More on the testing debate Turning point in vaccine research In June, the... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...medicines that can reduce this risk. The sooner a pregnant woman knows she has HIV, the sooner she can begin treatment to lower the risk of passing the virus to her baby and for her own health. Because it is so important for pregnant women to... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...transmitted through transfusions of contaminated blood or blood components. Today, because of blood screening and heat treatment, the risk of getting HIV from such transfusions is extremely small. Contaminated needles HIV is frequently spread... Read more »