Will A Baby Have Herpes If The Mother Has It
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University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolOnly 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 »
Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineThe type of testing performed will depend on the age of the infant. If the child is 15 months or older, then a standard HIV antibody test, a HCV antibody test, and a HBsAg test will be sufficient to determine whether the child is infected with HIV,... Read more »
University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolThere is always the possibility of transmission of HIV from an infected woman to her baby. However, there are severzal things that HIV positive women can do to decrease the risk of transmission. The risk of transmission can be markedly reduced (but... Read more »
University of British ColumbiaUnfortunately, having an undetectable viral load does not mean that an individual is cured of HIV. The virus is still carried in cells, many of which can be present in breast milk. As it turns out, the cells may be more important in the... Read more »
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Posted by ellaroo1, 1 ReplyMy youngest brother and my mother have both been HIV + for over 18 years. My mother is very active in our local HIV/AIDS community, as well as myself, however my brother is not. In fact the only person other than himself he really knows infected is... Read more »
Posted by kolo, 1 Replyquote: 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 research.
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesWould someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk?
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Posted by Anonymous, 5 RepliesI just found out I am pregnant. But I'm positive and really worried. Will I get sicker? will my baby die? Does anyone know about this? laura K.
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