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"hello doctor,I was pregnant in 2010 and doctor told me I ll go through CS dat I was positive to HIV and I didn't deliver d baby there cos I found it very difficult to believe bcos I already ve a child. So after giving birth,I took d baby to another hospital to confirm it bt I was told d baby is negative and I breastfed him for six month. So d question is,is it possible for d mother to b positive and d baby negative after breastfeeding for six months?"

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    A 31 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    hello doctor,I was pregnant in 2010 and doctor told me I ll go through CS dat I was positive to HIV and I didn't deliver d baby there cos I found it very difficult to believe bcos I already ve a child. So after giving birth,I took d baby to another hospital to confirm it bt I was told d baby is negative and I breastfed him for six month. So d question is,is it possible for d mother to b positive and d baby negative after breastfeeding for six months?
    Dr. Gabriel A answered:
    2 years ago
    Hello, it is possible if the virus load in your body is low and if you are on anti retrovirals drugs though the risk still exists. However, you will still need to re do the test in your baby later. Kindly let a paediatrician review your baby.
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    A 31 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    I wasn't placed on any drugs bt I was told to b using immune booster and my baby was given septrin and after three months I was told to come back for my baby's test and I did and he was negative does it mean I still have to run another test cos he's six years old now and healthy even me as d mother,I can't remember d last time I fell sick and I Ve not noticed any symptoms of hiv
    Dr. Gabriel A answered:
    2 years ago
    Hello, was a confirmatory test done to show whether you really have HIV? What I will suggest is you should go to another center, preferably a teaching hospital and have the test done again to be sure it wasn't a false positive result you got initially.
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    A 31 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Doctor, I did d text at Lasuth and d hospital I wanted to deliver d baby initially was a specialist hospital where I first told dat I had d virus.So,which hospital do u suggest I go for d text or should I go and re-run the test in a lab?
    Dr. Gabriel A answered:
    2 years ago
    Okay. Lasuth is reputable and the result can be accepted. Like I said before, what is probably happening is that the virus level in you is low. However it is necessary you are followed up as it may change anytime and then you will have to be placed on drugs. It is very likely your child is free of the virus since he is now 6.
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    A 31 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    So,should I re-run d test cos its six years now I did d test and my husband doesn't have it cos he goes for test every 3 months and we ve sex atleast 3times in a week unprotected
    Dr. Gabriel A answered:
    2 years ago
    Yes. I will advice you rerun the test so you will know exactly where you stand and you can get your mind at rest.
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