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Why Indeterminate Hiv Results After Giving Birth

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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...2% when the mother takes AZT during the last 10-12 weeks of her pregnancy, the mother takes a single dose of nevirapine (see Fact Sheet 431 ) during labor, and the newborn takes a single dose of nevirapine within 3 days of birth. ART is becoming more available throughout the world. The World Health Organization estimates that the use of ART prevented 65,000 infant infections through 2008. Wherever ART is generally available, women should...
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SAFE CHILD BIRTH .

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A HIV POSITIVE MALE AND NEGATIVE FEMALE TO MEET AND HAVE CHILDREN WHO WILL BE UNINFECTED? IF YES, PLEASE WHAT ARE THE METHODS THROUGH WHICH THIS WILL BE A SUCCESS
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-positive pregnant women who do not require antiretroviral therapy to maintain their own health may be able to stop treatment after giving birth -- a decision that should only be made in consultation with her healthcare team. Which HIV Drugs... Read more »

confused with our hiv status

hello Dr Bob, please answer this one my wife is dying of stress here!my wife gave birth to a girl two months ago,before that she tested negative on hiv 3times, the last test was on the week she delivered. the issue is now 2months after birth she is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...trace of HIV Ag/Ab, the sample was sent for confirmation by Western Blot which those results came back as HIV 1 Western Blot indeterminate Gp 3 and HIV p24 Antigen Non reactive. My doctor said that I may have contracted the virus within the last... Read more »

HIV Positive --Liposuction surgery after giving birth?

Hi, I am female 30 years old , hiv+ for 10 years, my vl is >25 copies and cd4 around 800.I am suffering from hard lipo for around 8 years,9 months ago got switched from zerit to viread(along with stockrin and videx),anyhow, i realy want to do...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...of childbirth and the demands of caring for a young infant, I generally would not advise having this surgery within months of giving birth. Read more »

Natural Birth for HIV+ Woman

What are the risks for an HIV woman that has already given birth by C-section over 2 years ago and wishes to have a natural birth this time? Her count is very low almost undetectable.
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
If your viral load is under 1000 copies and you are on antiretroviral treatment, the chance of transmitting the virus to your baby is very low and vaginal delivery can be considered. Many women can safely delivery a baby vaginally after a prior... Read more »
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Number of HIV-Infected Women Giving Birth in U.S. Increased 40% From 2000 to 2006, Estimates Show

...message is that, obviously, prevention and services need to be targeted at this growing number of [HIV-infected] women who are giving birth, and that we need better information on the group of women we're looking at. At this point, we have no... Read more »
The Body PRO

Many Black, HIV-Infected Women in Mississippi Are Lost to Care After Giving Birth

...results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of the study she presented at ICAAC/IDSA 2008. My name's Aadia Rana. I'm... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...be commended, which is in the domain of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). The risk of HIV-positive mothers giving birth to HIV-positive babies has decreased from approximately 25% in 1993 to less than 1% today due to appropriate... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...disease, particularly cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and hepatitis, after a shorter time period than men. Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) can cause an increase in hepatic adenomas (liver tumors) and should not be used in women who... Read more »
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Just found out 2 days ago...

Posted by Iris, 15 Replies
...do that all the time...they can't tell you anything over the phone, blah blah blah...I remember even kind of joking about the HIV test...haha, yeah no way!! (I tested negative last March). I get to the Drs. office at 3pm - nurse (midwife) walks... Read more »

currently pregnant/recently gave birth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...treatments for HIV-positive individuals who are choosing to have children. I am interested in speaking with women who recently gave birth or who are currently pregnant for my story. If you are interested in speaking with me (your choice as to... Read more »

indeterminate result

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...not break. That is all i did, so my last "possible" exposure was 8 months ago. Yesterday i had an hiv test and it came back indeterminate. CUrrently i am having diarrhea. I have been reading and indeterminate results seem to come when someone... Read more »

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