Newsfeed : 30% Jump in Births Among U.S. HIV-Positive Women

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:

Back to home » Newsfeed » April 2011

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

15 Years Ago In POZ


More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to news@poz.com.


emailprint

April 7, 2011

30% Jump in Births Among U.S. HIV-Positive Women

HIV-positive women in the United States gave birth to 8,700 infants in 2006, marking a 30 percent increase in the number of births from 2000, according to an article in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and reported by aidsmap. Surveillance data from 2005 puts the mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) rate at 2.5 percent, well above the 1 percent expected rate based on appropriate treatment and care. Analysis shows that overall pregnancy rates did not change between 2001 and 2006 meaning HIV prevalence has gone up among women of childbearing age (15 to 44). The rise in the number of infants exposed to HIV emphasizes the growing need for MTCT prevention and educational services and access to care.

To read the full article from aidsmap, click here.

Search: mother-to-child transmission, MTCT, pregnancy


Scroll down to comment on this story.



Name:

(will display; 2-50 characters)

Email:

(will NOT display)

City:

(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules



Show comments (1 total)

 
[Go to top]

Join POZ Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar


    adorableone
    New York
    New York


    Newhopenate
    New Hope
    Pennsylvania


    Fred9774
    Brooklyn
    New York


    thebake
    Sioux Falls
    South Dakota
Click here to join POZ Personals!
Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Poll
Is HIV/AIDS adequately portrayed in pop culture?
Yes
No

Survey
Pop Watch

more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.