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Will Herpes Pass To Children

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

Table of Contents Introduction The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself Related Info Sheets by The Well Project Introduction HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discusswith their children. However it is important that all families have thisdiscussion. There are many reasons you may want to discuss HIV and AIDS withyour children: you...
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Can an HIV+ person have children without passing the virus to the kids

Dr. I would appreciate if you can provide some knowledge about HIV/AIDS. Can an HIV+ person have children without passing the virus to the kids? Method such as sperm washing or whatever. ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The question about whether an HIV+ man can have children without passing the virus to the kids is a very important one. The forum which deals with this is "Mixed-HIV status couples". Dr. Robert Remien has many words of wisdom about this... Read more »

Passing HIV to Children

I have recently found out that I am HIV positive. I have been married for 8 years and have never had any sexual contact other than with my husband and neither of us use IV drugs or have other risk factors (blood transfusions, etc). We have a baby...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If your baby has tested negative more than 4-6 weeks after taking AZT after birth and you have not been breast feeding, your baby is very unlikely to be HIV infected especially 1.5 years later. The risk of transmitting HIV to another person through... Read more »

Can HIV be passed on to animals?

Hi, my friend who is HIV positive sometimes coats his genitals in meat sauce then gets his dog to lick it all off while he masturbates. What if the dog got HIV, would it progress as it does in humans?Harrison....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your buddy coats his genitals in meat sauce and then lets his dog lick it off??? My, my, my there are just so many things wrong with that image.No worries from Toto's perspective. The H in HIV stands for Human. The virus is not... Read more »

How fast can it be passed

I have Hep C. My boy friend and I are trying to have a child. How easy would it be to pass the virus to him, and can it affect my child if I do get pregnant??...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis C is rarely passed heterosexually. The higher risk activities are sharing razors and toothbrushes. Blood is contagious so don't have unprotected sex during your period, but that is unlikely to lead to pregnancy anyway!As for your... Read more »
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What do you tell your children?

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 1 Reply
I call this one of my something to think about posts. By the title I'm sure you can guess it's directed at parents that are on this board.

Call it synchronicity, every once in a while it seems a topic seems to keep catching my attention. Today it... 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 »

herpes

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 »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. I had a standard blood... Read more »