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What Happens If A Baby Is Born To A Mother With Herpes

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...pregnancy is right for you, your network can also play an important part of helping you to stay healthy and to have a healthy baby. You Can Have an HIV-Negative Baby When HIV passes to a fetus or baby from an HIV positive mother, this is called vertical transmission . When HIV passes between sexual partners or people who share needles, this is called horizontal transmission. In the time before effective treatment for HIV, about one in...
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medicine for syphillis

what is the medicine for syphillis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your genital area, lips, mouth, or anus, to the mucous membranes or skin of your sexual partner.Syphilis can be passed from mother to infant during pregnancy, causing a disease called congenital syphilis.The bacteria are fragile; you can't get... Read more »

HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted to me. Please help i am in big delima.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...oral sex with one who is infected with HIVBy sharing needles or syringes ("works") with someone who is infected with HIVFrom mothers to their babies before the baby is born, during birth, or through breast-feeding. Taking the drug AZT during... Read more »

Babies born to hiv infected mothers

How long will it take before a babies is free of her mother's antibodies and be tested negative?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...infected during the breastfeeding process]. All babies born to HIV infected mothers will be HIV antibody positive because of maternal antibodies and it can take up to 18 months for all of these maternal antibodies to completely disappear. Early... Read more »

baby born to HIV + Mother

I am a foster care provider and have been approached to take a 10 month old baby that has been born to an HIV+ mother. This child has been tested twice and both time been negative for HIV. Is there a chance that this child will develop the virus...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...antibodies to their babies. However, only about 25-30% of women with HIV infection will pass the virus to their babies; if a mother takes antiviral medications, the risk of transmitting the virus is even lower. Because mothers pass antibodies to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...It infects about one out of four women and about one out of five men. Genital HSV can cause potentially fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Prenatal Care also important that the people responsible for providing your care understand the most recent developments in preventing mother-to-child transmission and in HIV care. Does every HIV-positive woman need to use treatment in pregnancy? Every... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...experienced in treating women with HIV. The good news is that the advances in HIV treatment have also brought down therate of mother-to-child HIV transmission significantly. If the mother takesappropriate medical precautions, the rate of... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...occasionally result in serious eye disease, including blindness. A woman with herpes who is pregnant can pass the infection to her baby. A baby born with herpes might die or have serious brain, skin, or eye problems. Pregnant women who have... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...give HIV to a health care worker or vice-versa by accidental sticks with contaminated needles or other medical instruments. Mother to child Women can transmit HIV to their babies during pregnancy or birth. Approximately one-quarter to one-third... Read more »

Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip... Read more »


Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »