Navigation Links
Mother Guilty of Transferring HIV to her Child

In a unique case in Canada, a woman from Hamilton was convicted for not informing her doctors that she was HIV positive, which resulted in her new born son// also being infected.

She was charged for failing to provide the necessaries of life. This charge is normally given for child neglect. She was given a 6-month conditional sentence and 3 years probation.

Justice Anton Zuraw handed down the sentence on 6ht of April but was reported only yesterday by the Globe and Mail.

It was hoped that the virus would not be transferred to the child, but unfortunately, the baby tested positive for HIV at the age of 21/2 months according to Det.Brien Smyth of Hamilton Police Service.

Prevention of transmission of virus from the mother to the child is possible and it is highly successful in Canada.

The risk of transmission to the newborn is 25 to 30 per cent even if the mother does not take any precaution”says Dr. Stanley Read, director of the HIV/AIDS program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

'We haven't had an infected baby of a mom who took medication, however badly, for three years, maybe four now -- and that's across Canada,' he said.
According to Det.Smyth the woman had been advised about the risks. 'I think it's such a unique case, I hope we never see another one like it,' he said. 'It's unfathomable.'

The woman was unreachable and her lawyer, Larissa Fedak, refused to comment.

'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Mothers with periodontitis may deliver premature babies
2. Changing Partners may put Expectant Mothers at Risk
3. Link Between Mothers Depression and Violence in Children
4. Drug to stop HIV spread to babies may Indirectly harm The Mother
5. Mother’s Diet Could Prevent Cancer In Their Unborn Children
6. Mother’s Milk Stored For Long Periods Found To Have Less Antioxidant
7. Vaginal Birth After C-section Dangerous For Both Mother And Baby
8. Depressed Mothers Found To Influence Their Child’s Behavio
9. Mothers diet in pregnancy and after can prevent daughter’s breast cancer
10. Revolutionary Simple Pregnancy Blood Test Can Save Both Mother And Child
11. Donated Mothers Milk To Hit The Market
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating Disorders ... for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration for ... Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual iaedp™ ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in ... the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab ... City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Milford, NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... weekend at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by ... and physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the ... save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission ... of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and operators ... location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January of 2018. ... in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve both Covington ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... , Sept. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, ... 2017 earnings conference call and webcast on Friday, November ... a.m. (EDT) and ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) ... discussing the company,s 2017 financial performance and guidance for ... opportunities, initiatives to enhance operational performance, and long-range financial ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth ... and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected ... local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your ... The nine-time Emmy ... ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) ... letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to severely active ... clinical data are needed to further evaluate the safety ... active RA. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: