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Prevention of Parent/Mother to child transmission

A: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, yes - the ARVs are to stop the virus being passed to the baby, and they would need to be taken with each pregnancy (and between, if the mother has a low CD4 count...). Hope this helps - feel free to send a follow up. Best wishes Ian...


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Can 2 HIV + parents have an HIV - child?

A: just curious- why in the world would you want to risk it? its more likely than not the child will have hiv, and then what happens when the parents end up with full blown aids and dies? then the child is left to the care of the state, while having major health problems. i don''t think that would be the brightest idea. yes..its possible but dont risk the child''s life.. its not necessary to make a life miserable.. YES if both parents have HIV they have about a 99% chance of have and HIV infected child Of course but there is medicine that the mother can take when she is pregnant so that the child will be born without it. But I wouldn''t try. Even though both people have...


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Both me & my hubby are hiv+ can we born a child is it safe for child?

A: no I would double check with a doctor but I dont beleive it is safe.. there is always a chance the baby would contract it as well... Of course you can pass it to the baby...especially if you BOTH are HIV posative! Don''t do it! I would advise you NOT to have children period.There is a significan t chance that you will pass it on to the child,and have you thought of what will happen to this poor child when it eventually progresses to AIDS? YOu may stay HIV+ for many years,but eventually,unless science finds a cure,it''s goingto happen. Do NOT have children.Don''t chance it. Yes, there is a moderate chance your child will be born without HIV. You should really be...


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Can you still have a child if you have HIV without giving it to them?

A: Yes, it is possible. The mother would have the baby by cesarean section to avoid it being passed to the baby in the birth canal. HIV is transmitted by sexual contact with an ifected person, by contact with infected body fluids, AND through the placenta from mother to fetus. The answer to your question is yes, but HIV does cross the placenta. An infant born to an HIV-positive mother has a 20% to 30% risk for developing the disease without prophylactic treatment during pregnancy. Typically, the newborn is asymtomatic at birth, but signs usually become obvious during the first year of life. I hope this was helpful to you. Yes No guarantees. The transmission rate is pretty high too. with the proper medication and a cesarean section it is very very likely that the

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What Is Horizontal transmission?

A: Horizontal transmission is a term used to describe one of the ways a disease passes from one organism to another. It is specific to infectious disease and basically describes the movement of a pathogen from one organism to the next through direct or indirect contact. Horizontal transmission and vertical transmission are the two ways infection occurs.. Infectious diseases are mostly caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Prions, such as in the case of mad cow disease, or Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (CJD), are another, less common cause. These pathogens all need the ability to jump from one person to another in order to multiply.. More common than vertical transmission is horizontal

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If an HIV positive man and a HIV positive woman wish to start a family, what is the statistical risk of a child being born with HIV?

A: A 2004 document on the management of HIV in pregnancy, published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists [1], reports:   “The risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV varies between 15% and 20% in non-breastfeeding women in Europe and between 25% and 40% in breastfeeding African populations. Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is largely preventable where universal antenatal HIV screening is undertaken, exclusive artificial formula feeding is feasible and where there is the provision for anti-retroviral therapy and delivery by caesarean section.The principal risks of transmission are related to maternal plasma viral load, obstetric...
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Can a baby get infected with HIV if the mother is a HIV positive? Is their any treatment to prevent the transmission of virus from mother to baby?

A: Yes, mother may transmit the HIV virus (human immunodeficiency virus) to the baby before or during birth or through breastfeeding. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) infections occurs to 15-20% born babies during pregnancy or delivery. Breastfeeding also attributes to 5-20% HIV infection in newly born babies. The chances of mother to child HIV transmission can be reduced by proper HIV treatment and care. A HIV+ woman should avoid unwanted pregnancies. If a HIV+ woman decides to have a baby, she must consult with an experienced doctor for the proper medical treatment and precautions. HIV drug is recommended to pregnant women to lower the risk of transmission...


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Can a baby get infected with HIV if the mother is a HIV positive? Is their any treatment to prevent the transmission of virus from mother to baby?

A: Yes, mother may transmit the HIV virus (human immunodeficiency virus) to the baby before or during birth or through breastfeeding. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) infections occurs to 15-20% born babies during pregnancy or delivery. Breastfeeding also attributes to 5-20% HIV infection in newly born babies. The chances of mother to child HIV transmission can be reduced by proper HIV treatment and care. A HIV+ woman should avoid unwanted pregnancies. If a HIV+ woman decides to have a baby, she must consult with an experienced doctor for the proper medical treatment and precautions. HIV drug is recommended to pregnant women to lower the risk of transmission...


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transmission of AIDS?

A: i would be live that there are different strains because its a good question here here is a link to your answer acronym for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is the collection of symptoms, diseases, and infections associated with an acquired deficiency of the immune system. While HIV is almost universally acknowledged as the underlying cause of AIDS, not all HIV-positive individuals have AIDS, as HIV can remain in a latent state for many years. HIV does not cause AIDS no, the virus mutates to the host. If two people with HIV/ AIDS have unprotected sex they can potentially re-infect each other. When you contract HIV/AID it creates a strain based on your genetic make-up. ( I believe only two strains have been discovered) Because everyone is...


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transmission risk to baby?

A: Response from Dr. Young Hello and thanks for your post. With an undetectable HIV viral load, your risk of transmission to your baby is probably less than 1%. In our state (Colorado), to my knowledge, there hasn''t been a single HIV+ child born to a HIV+ mother on treatment for over a decade. Indeed, HIV medications are highly effective in preventing mother-to-child-transmission. I hope this helps, please stay in touch and let us know how things go for you. BY...


 
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