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If a child is born HIV positive, approxiamtely how long before he becomes aids?

If a child is born HIV positive, approxiamtely how long before he becomes aids?

Depends: On whether the child is appropriately treated, and a variety of other factors will make it impossible to accurately make predictions on the pace of infection for any given individual. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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How long does a baby with aids live, if born and living in the u.S.?

How long does a baby with aids live, if born and living in the u.S.?

Variable.: Depends on the individual person and the individual sub-strain of the virus. If you google "elite nonprogressors" you will find information about genetic factors that delay or prevent development of aids in hiv-infected individuals. ...Read more

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Could a child born of aids infected parents be hiv-negative?

Could a child born of aids infected parents be hiv-negative?

Yes.: It is possible for a child born from HIV positive parents to be HIV negative, especially if the mother is receiving drug therapy for her HIV infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have hiv/aids will my child be born with it too?

Can you tell me if I have hiv/aids will my child be born with it too?

Treatment: One of the best successes in HIV treatment has been the reduction of maternal transmission to her fetus/newborn. If started and continued throughout the pregnancy, mom's viral load is minimized and transmission to baby can be cut down to 5% or less. C-section delivery is often chosen to avoid babies exposure to maternal blood. ...Read more

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What's the financial burden for adopting a child with aids/hiv?

What's the financial burden for adopting a child with aids/hiv?

Varies: Some states offer benefits to parents who adopt special needs children. This may include health insurance like title 19. Check with an adoption specialist in your state. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the actual chances of that child getting aids if just the father has it?

Doctors, what are the actual chances of that child getting aids if just the father has it?

Depends: Unless the mother became infected prior to or during pregnancy, the risk for baby is small. Even then, with proper monitoring and treatment during pregnancy, most infants can be born disease free. After birth, avoiding blood borne contamination can prevent transfer. ...Read more

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How can hiv/aids not pass to a child a woman is carrying?

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How can hiv/aids not pass to a child a woman is carrying?

Aggressive approach: It has been a standard to screen all pregnant women and start zidovudine therapy if tests positive. Hiv positive pregnant women also receive IV infusion of zidovudine while they are in labor. Elective c-section is preferred. Infants born to them receive 6-week zidovudine therapy as well. No breastfeeding allowed. This approach decreased the perinatal HIV transmission to less than 2 percent. ...Read more

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I have been going deaf since being a child. Now I must use hearing aids. Can I be classified as disabled?

I have been going deaf since being a child. Now I must use hearing aids. Can I be classified as disabled?

Yes: You may need special consideration for various situations where hearing is important. Classroom lectures, safety considerations for driving etc. There are regulations listed in the american disabilities act that may help. I would hope that you can find ways to be productive even though you are disabled. ...Read more

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My gf has two children nd she is widow now. She haven't sex fr two years. She wabt a one more child frm me. Wat is the chances of aids if we have sex..

It depends: Have you both been tested for HIV and other stds? If you are both negative, and neither of you have history of hiv, the risk should be fairly low. There is no such thing as no risk, though. If you have sex with someone, there is always the possibility of a sexually transmitted disease of some sort. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have done unprotected sex with an women with 3 childs. And then with my girl friend. Ll I have HIV aids?

Can you tell me if I have done unprotected sex with an women with 3 childs. And then with my girl friend. Ll I have HIV aids?

See details: Any time you have unprotected sex you can be at risk. Get tested 3 months after exposure. What a great guy you are. Having unprotected sex and then possibly exposing your girlfriend. ...Read more

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How long can a person live after diagnosis of aids?

How long can a person live after diagnosis of aids?

Varies: The life span of patients diagnoses with aids is highly variable -- depending upon when they are diagnosed, when they seek care fro example - but can be decades. ...Read more

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How long to wait before u can get test results for aids?

Screen & confirm: Infection with HIV (aids is advanced manifestation of HIV infection) can be tested by a screening test for antibodies to HIV that takes a few minutes, if the screening test is positive a confirmatory test is needed that may take a day or so. ...Read more

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How long can you have h I v without taking meds before it becomes AIDS?

How long can you have h I v without taking meds before it becomes AIDS?

Don't wait!: You're asking a meaningless question. Experts no longer distinguish between having HIV versus AIDS. It's all HIV/AIDS, with "AIDS" the end stage. Nobody should wait for advanced infection (AIDS) to start treatment. Everyone with HIV must be treated, otherwise they will die sooner than necessary. If you have delayed Rx up til now, it's time to move forward. See an HIV specialist soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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If a woman has aids and gives birth, does the baby have aids too?

If a woman has aids and gives birth, does the baby have aids too?

Less likely if treat: With aggressive management during pregnancy, passing aids to the baby happens much less often. Baby will carry some maternal antibody to aids for upwards of 18 months, but the majority are now born clear of the disease. With infectious disease specialist keeping mom's viral load down, baby is often delivered in a controlled setting & placed on meds until initial testing is clear. ...Read more

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How to have sex to have a baby and avoid aids/hiv?

How to have sex to have a baby and avoid aids/hiv?

Know your partner: You need to know who's going to be the baby's father. Before you become intimate, it's almost the norm nowdays to get and get tested. If he's HIV positive but you're in love, there are medicine that can make you safer. Hopefully you are not planning to trick a man into getting you pregnant, but will wait on this until you truly love one another and he's willing to help bring the child up. ...Read more

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How long can a person live once they have aids?

Long, with treatment: Today, people with hiv/aids who are placed on appropriate medications and adhere to them can expect to live nearly as long as those without hiv. ...Read more

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Why is it taking so long to find a cure for AIDS?

Many reasons: There are many technical reasons why it is taking so long to find a cure for AIDS. Vaccines are in development, but HIV hides very well from detection by the immune system. Our current meds can clear HIV from blood, but it hides out in places where the meds can't reach. HIV also damages the immune response so that even if we detect HIV, it cannot clear HIV from the body effectively. ...Read more

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How long can survive without knowing that you have aids?

How long can survive without knowing that you have aids?

Many years: In the days before effective treatment, the average time from infection to an aids diagnosis was 10 years. Some people progressed much faster than that, and some much slower. Everyone should get tested, so that they don't find out they're hiv-infected by getting diagnosed with aids. ...Read more

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My cousin has aids and was wondering how long would signs of aids to show up?

HIV?: Did you mean HIV infection and when would one expect aids to develop? The answer is that it is highly variable and a very very few fortunate ones (infected with hiv) never develop aids at all. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why aids is no longer a terminal illness in the united states?

Because of HAART: Hiv/aids is no longer felt to be a terminal illness if detected early enough and if a person takes highly active antiretroviral therapy, or haart. People with HIV can now live close to a normal lifespan if they take care of themselves and continue haart, which will help to restore their damaged immune system. However, there are still a few people who die from hiv/aids if disease is too advanced. ...Read more

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If aids researchers were provided with infinite funds how long would it take for a cure?

Tough to say!: I would say that while funding is helpful to finding a cure, what we are missing is key piece (s) of understanding of how the virus works and how it hides from our immune system. We need to understand how our own immune system works as well. There is a lot of vaccine research to understand how to stimulate our own immune system to recognize and kill HIV in every infected cell in the body. ...Read more

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How long can you go without knowing that you have aids before the symptoms catch up with you?

6-10 years: On average, and there is much variability, most people will have six to ten years from the time of their initial infection where they are asymptomatic from hiv. ...Read more

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How long will you live if you have aids for 20 years. And don't take your meds for it hardly at all? Female 44yrs old.

How long will you live if you have aids for 20 years. And don't take your meds for it hardly at all? Female 44yrs old.

Impossible: This is not in any way a question that can be answered with any accuracy. I know you have recently discovered this incredible application. But, here is the physician's response to your situation. Your addicted brain is not perceiving reality very well. Your body is very sick. There are all the tools you need to regain health, including from being HIV positive it you would just do as suggested. ...Read more

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I have aids what do I do to live longer?

I have aids what do I do to live longer?

Think positive: Take your prescribed antiviral meds properly and avoid illicit drugs or abuse of alcohol and you should do well. It is a whole new world in HIV care than 15 years ago. ...Read more

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Hiv Positive (Definition)

Hiv-positive people are people who have the human immunodeficiency virus hiv, the agent of the ...Read more