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Offline maialan2

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« on: May 24, 2009, 01:07:03 AM »
i have been positive for over 2 years thats from the time i found out .I have a 2 year old son and my questions is sometimes when i have thrush i see he has it too he is negative .How risky is it passing th evirus to him it scares me a lot i know about how its not that easy to pass it on like that but i am not sure how far i can trust that theory .I dont know weather he catches it from eating what i have eaten or its something worse than  that

Offline anniebc

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Re: worried
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 02:58:17 AM »

I have moved your post, there is more traffic here in the "Living with" so more chance of having your quetion answered.

There is no way you can pass this virus onto your son  via what you eat..do you have an ID specialist you can talk to because it soudns like you really need to betalking so someone about your concerns, it sounds like (and please do not take offence) that you know very little about this virus and how it is transmitted.

We have soem great guy's here who will no doubt be on soon to help you out.

« Last Edit: May 24, 2009, 03:02:09 AM by anniebc »
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Offline Ann

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Re: worried
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 05:24:37 AM »
Hi Maialan,

Looking at your previous posts, I see you were diagnosed with hiv when you were pregnant with the child you're worried about. Does that mean you were on treatment during the pregnancy and the child has since been confirmed to not be hiv positive?

Young children are very prone to oral thrush and this is why bottles and nipples are supposed to be sterilized between uses. If the child is still drinking from nursing bottles and you're not sterilizing them, that may be contributing to the problem.

Also, thrush is easily passed from person to person. If you're feeding him off forks or spoons that you are using (at the same time) when you have oral thrush, you are probably passing the thrush to him. However, you will NOT be passing your hiv to him this way. Saliva is NOT infectious where hiv is concerned. If you and your son are having recurrent bouts of thrush, you should talk to your doctor about both of you being treated for thrush.

Good luck with this and let us know how it turns out.

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Re: worried
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009, 07:58:59 AM »

I hope you and your son are well.  I think you might find the lessons on children on this site helpful if you haven't seen them before. If you are having trouble finding them, just click here:

Young children are very prone to oral thrush and this is why bottles and nipples are supposed to be sterilized between uses. If the child is still drinking from nursing bottles and you're not sterilizing them, that may be contributing to the problem.

And speaking of nursing, just a reminder that breastfeeding is NOT recommended and could potentially pass HIV.

« Last Edit: May 24, 2009, 08:00:50 AM by Assurbanipal »
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%
2014 VL UD - 48
2015 VL 130 Moved to Triumeq


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