Will A Baby Have Herpes If The Mother Has It

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...80% of people with HIV are also infected with genital herpes. HSV2 infection is more common in women. It infects about one out of four women and about one out of five men. Genital HSV can cause potentially fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur even in people with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign...
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Am still a bit confused-Syphilis Question (ORAL SEX AND STDs, 2010)

I am a 50 year old safe, and usually sane man. That changed 48 Hours ago. In another city on a business trip I Went into a store to grab a paper. I noticed in the back was a adult only section. In there on the side were video booths . to make a long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cured, you can be re-infected by having sex with an infected partner.The risk of a mother transmitting syphilis to her unborn baby during pregnancy declines with time but continues during latent syphilis. To prevent passing congenital syphilis to... Read more »

treatment for 15 months old??

Dr.my son is 15 months old.we had DNA PCR done which says hiv positive.Should i retest to confirm or should i wait for him to turn 18 months to get antibody test to confirm??when is the treatment started in such young children?is it the same system...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...news and what should we do if the report is not good even after 18 mnths?is there anything specifically done for such young babies?now about me.i had herpes 2 years back.and now when i recollect i had fever and swollen lymphnodes behind my neck... Read more »

worried about me and my son

dear doc,god bless you.you are doing a great job.i am poz.diagnosed after i delivered my son.doctors incorrectly declared me hiv negative while regular pregnancy checkups.when i donated cord blood ,the company i donated to informed me my actual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...afraid to go for a check up. My husband is also positive and we still have sex without a condom, what are the chances that our baby will be infected, when do i start taking medication to prevent my baby from being infected and is it safe to take... Read more »

medicine for syphillis

what is the medicine for syphillis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pregnant, you should be tested for syphilis.Syphilis can cause miscarriages, premature births, stillbirths, or death of newborn babies. Some infants with congenital syphilis have symptoms at birth, but most develop symptoms later.Untreated babies... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...many HIV+ women are livinglonger, healthier lives. As they think about the future, some of these womenare deciding to have the babies they always wanted. HIV+ women who want to become pregnant should discuss their plans with a health care... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...The good news is that advances in HIV treatment have allowed many HIV positive women to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. "HIV positive women should know that they can get pregnant." Let's be honest. Dealing with HIV can be... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Guide to HIV, Pregnancy and Women's Health

... Introduction Introduction Background and General Questions Additional Info Mother's Health Is Best for Baby Protecting and Ensuring the Mother's Health Transmission Planning a Pregnancy Planning Your... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...situation with her health care provider. Together they can make a plan to reduce her or her babys risk of getting infected. Babies who are born with herpes do better if the disease is recognized and treated early. Genital herpes, like other... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected with the virus. If the mother takes certain drugs during pregnancy, she can significantly reduce the chances that her baby will get infected with HIV. If health care providers treat HIV-infected pregnant women and deliver their babies by... Read more »

I was decieved

Posted by numb, 3 Replies
I just found out a few days ago that my boyfriend of 1.5 years(now ex) has AIDS. He' s been HIV + for at least 15 years. He did not tell me, I found out on my own because I has suspected he was very ill. ( He told me he had fungal menningitis.)He... Read more »

CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
...chemotherapy) may experience more serious illness involving fever, pneumonia and other symptoms. Is CMV infection very serious in infants? Approximately 10 out of every 1000 babies born in the United States will have CMV infection; but nine of... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...or through body fluids such as semen, saliva or blood. Infected mothers who breast feed can transmit the HIV/AIDS to their babies. HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, can take years to rear its ugly head. Think of it as an army that takes... Read more »
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