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Will A Baby Have Herpes If The Mother Has It

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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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 »

adoption of a baby from a positive mother

We want to adopt a baby born from a seropositive mother. what are the tests to do to know if the baby is in good health like AIDS (seronegative), hepatitis, mst......
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The 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 »

father +mother hiv + can they healthy baby ?

father and mother recently diagnosed as hiv positive ,can they have healthy baby? ...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
There 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 »

mother to baby

Is there any actual cases of mother to baby transmisson from breast feeding with a non detectable viral load?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Unfortunately, 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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Help for a baby bro!

Posted by ellaroo1, 1 Reply
My 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 »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
quote: 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.

The... Read more »

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk?

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HIv positive and having a baby

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I 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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