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What Percentage Can I Pass Herpes To My Unborn Child

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HIV negative for unborn baby

I am HIV positive; my wife is HIV negative we like to have a baby. If she gets pregnant by me, what is the percentage that my wife and the unborn baby will get infected with the HIV virus?Is there any treatment or study to reduce the change of my...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The average risk of transmission of HIV from an HIV positive man to an HIV negative woman from unprotected intercourse is about 5% per year. If the woman becomes pregnant and does not acquire HIV infection in the process, then there is no risk of... Read more »

Please help unborn child depends on it.

I am pregnant and tested negative last month. However at my last ob/gyn visit when getting of the... Read more »

Can my unborn child catch the Hepatitis B virus.

Hi my boyfriend was stabbed and he show the Hepatitis B in his blood soon after it happen. A week... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Delaware State Senate Passes Bill Aimed at Reducing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

The Delaware State Senate recently passed a bill (SB 86 ) that would add HIV testing to the standard battery of tests given to all pregnant women, reports. Lawmakers hope that the bill will help reduce the rate of mother-to-child HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV, Poor Prenatal Care Contribute to High Under-Five Child Mortality Rates Worldwide, UNICEF Report Says

Poor prenatal care, HIV and other preventable illnesses contribute to high rates of mortality among children under the age of five worldwide -- but especially in sub-Saharan Africa -- and progress in reducing child deaths has been "alarmingly slow,"... Read more »
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After a Decade, New York Passes School Anti-Bullying Law

Paterson signs the Dignity Act, protecting ostracized kids across the state. For a decade, child, health and other advocates have fought to pass statewide anti-bullying legislation -- which is why so many cheered yesterday as Gov. Paterson... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Percentage of Pregnant Women Living With HIV in South Africa Increases, Survey Suggests

The percentage of pregnant women living with HIV in South Africa "has inched up to 30.2 percent from 29.4 percent last year," according to the annual National Antenatal Sentinel HIV and Syphilis Prevalence survey released by Health Minister Aaron... Read more »
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AIDS mom & child

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was recently diagnosed with AIDS and found out that my 5 year old boy has AIDS as well. He should be entering kindergarten this year and my husband (who is negative) is especially concerned about putting our child in school and exposing him to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i know genital herpes puts you at a higher risk for contracting HIV, but is this only if sores are present? in other words, if i have genital herpes, but sores are not present, am i still at a greater risk than someone who does not have herpes?... Read more »

Passing the time...

Posted by anxietygirl, 1 Reply
I know that the only way to be certain and safe is to get a test, and I am having one this week. Currently I am just at the end of the "window period" before my results can be conclusive. I'm not terribly worried but a little reassurance would help... Read more »

My brother passed away

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My Brother Dave passed away on December the 22nd 1995, at the very
young age of 27yrs. My mother keeps saying gone to soon. We all
miss him so much. Everything happened so fast, and unexpected
Very suddenly he was in a coma, 2weeks later he was... Read more »