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

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How can babies born form HIV positive mothers not being infected?

I would like to know how can the babies of HIV positive mothers not to get infected, as long as the baby "shares" mother's blood through placental circulation? Is HIV one of the "products" that do not cross the placental...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Only 1 in 4 babies born to untreated and non-breastfeeding HIV infected women will be infected with HIV; most HIV infected babies are infected when they are exposed to virus in the vagina during the birth process; some babies are infected while in... 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... Read more »

HIV Antibodies on Babies Born From Mothers With HIV

Hi, doc.I read your response on the question entitled "Baby Cured of HIV?" from someone... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Non-Infected Babies Born to HIV Mothers Have Reduced Immunity to Measles

The results of this study suggest that babies born to HIV mothers would not be able to neutralize the measles virus as effectively and would lose protection sooner than babies born to healthy mothers. These babies would therefore be much more likely... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This Mother's Day, Ensure Babies Everywhere Are Born Free of HIV

Ahead of Mother's Day on May 13, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe writes in this post in the Huffington Post 's "Global Motherhood " blog, "Together we can go from 390,000 children becoming infected with HIV each year to zero," and he... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Negative Babies Born to HIV-Positive Mothers Have Weakened Ability to Fight Some Infections

"Babies who are exposed to HIV at birth but don't become infected with the virus have lower levels of antibodies to diseases such as whooping cough, tetanus and pneumococcus," according to a study published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Millionth Baby Born HIV-Free Celebrated on PEPFAR's 10th Anniversary

This month in sub-Saharan Africa, the one-millionth infant will be born without HIV to a mother living with the virus, "thanks in large part" to PEPFAR, which is marking its 10th anniversary, Agence France-Presse reports. In an interview with AFP,... Read more »
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Why is this happening?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
HIV-positive mothers resist pressure to put their children on drug
By Marnie Ko

The Report Newsmagazine 11-08-1999

The women have little in common, except that they are all mothers and are all HIV-positive. One is frantic; her children... Read more »

Baby Brokeback

Posted by Bear60, 4 Replies
Sorry folks....this was irresistable so here goes:

Two gay men decide to have a baby. They mix their sperm together,
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>> > then have a surrogate mother artificially inseminated.
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Having a baby when you are HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
Having a Baby when you're HIV Positive

I'm a 23 year old HIV positive woman considering having a child
with my HIV negative husband. Anyone have any experience with
this. I know about the sperm washing techniques in Milan. I'm
just worried that... Read more »

surrogate mothers

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
As a gay man who has always wanted children I have been wondering about looking into surrogate mothers, but she would have to be hiv + since I am. I am healthy and doing well. Educated and stable. But, when I've inquired about this at "gay and... Read more »