The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Drugs Are Used To To Prevent Mother-to-child Transmission Of Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child born .My sister was never tested before. we are very much worried and want to know the chance of being infection to the child and the expected...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...and your family must be under getting this information at the time your sister is giving birth. HIV can be transmitted from mother to child, but fortunately, most babies are not infected. About 1 out of every 3 to 4 newborns may be infected. ... Read more »

about new born child of HIV postive mother

my sister is tested as positive HIV while admitted for delivery day before yesterday.the girl child... Read more »

placenta bleeding and mother-to child HIV transmission

I am 16 weeks pregnancy and I am bleeding, I understand its coming from the placenta which wants to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Maternal Health and Elimination of Pediatric HIV/AIDS

...(Ukrainian) Vice President, Father's House ICF Director, FH Training Center Co Moderator: Yin-Ro Lo (Switzerland) Improving Maternal and Child Health in the Context of HIV Presented by James McIntyre (South Africa) Senior Specialist... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Infants, Pregnant, Nursing Mothers With ARVs Drives Down Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

...months, the infant-treatment method had a 74 percent success rate in preventing transmission through breastfeeding (and the maternal-treatment method was 53 percent effective)" (6/16). Though both interventions were effective at preventing... Read more »
World Health Organization

New Guidance on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV

...guidelines can help to reduce both child mortality and new HIV infections. PMTCT can also act as a gateway to improved reproductive, maternal and child health services at primary level and, in turn, bolster progress towards achieving the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Pediatric HIV/AIDS Conference Cites Lack of Access to Antiretrovirals, High Rates of Mother-to-Child Transmission

...also told the conference that efforts to reduce new HIV cases among children in the country should start with prevention of mother-to-child transmission ( New Vision , 8/20). Every year, 22% of new HIV cases in Uganda -- or 25,000 cases -- are... Read more »
Connect With Others

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has daily care for 2 kids. i presume this is ok, but how often should the kids be tested? and what precautions can we easily make to avoid... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...quote: Adam Legge, Monday, April 16, 2007 Antiretroviral drugs used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child can cause genetic damage in infants that may increase their risk of developing cancer in the future, according to new Read more »

Wanting kids

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
...felt guilt, dirty and ashamed about my condition. The first thing in my mind was if I can have children in the future. I wanted kids that actually the reason why I broke up with my girl is she doesnt want kids. I know I can be a great father, I... Read more »

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 »