Immune System Boost May Prevent HIV Infection in Infants

According to reports out of the Oregon Health and Science University, training the immune system to fend off HIV during the first hours after birth ... read more »

Slapped Face Syndrome and Fetal Complications

Slapped Face Syndrome is caused by a virus called parvovirus B19 that blocks red blood cell development and causes a rash on the face. ... read more »

Shingles Infection from Husband

Can I get infected with shingles from my husband? ... read more »

Hamsters

Are hamsters a possible problem during pregnancy? ... read more »

Herpes on the Lip

Is a herpes lesion on my lip a problem? ... read more »

Reye's Syndrome

Reye's Syndrome is not an infection; rather, it is an illness that affects some children after a viral infection. Clinical studies have linked Reye's Syndrome with aspirin. ... read more »

Which Vaccinations are Safe During Pregnancy?

Which vaccinations are safe during pregnancy and which are not? ... read more »

Coxsackievirus During Pregnancy

I am 20 weeks pregnant and my small child was diagnosed with a viral illness which the doctor thinks is hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) by a coxsackie virus. ... read more »

Why a Simple Virus Might Send You to the Hospital

Last week, my mom called me to tell me she was admitted to the hospital for what started as a simple cold. I was shocked to hear that they needed her to stay overnight for two whole days so that they could monitor her symptoms and administer fluids through an IV. ... read more »

Can I Get Chicken Pox?

My 4-year-old has chicken pox. Can I get it? Most adults who grew up in the U.S. are immune to the virus either because they had the disease or because they were immunized. ... read more »

Do I Have Morning Sickness Or Am I Sick?

Morning sickness is a common symptom of pregnancy, but nausea can also be a sign of illnesses, like the flu or stomach virus. There are a few key differences between the two that can help pregnant women determine whether they should seek medical attention. ... read more »

Ebola Virus and Pregnancy

Ebola hemorrhagic fever and pregnancy. ... read more »

Cold Sores During Pregnancy

The first symptoms of cold sores may include pain around your mouth and on your lips, a fever, a sore throat, or swollen glands in your neck or other parts of the body. ... read more »

Herpes in Pregnancy

Genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, occurring in one in five women in the United States. ... read more »

Hope for HIV positive breastfeeding mothers

Mother treated with antiretroviral therapy (HAART) pass the virus onto their breastfeeding babies less often, when compared to breastfeeding mothers who were treated with conventional methods. ... read more »

Viral Diseases and Pregnancy

Viral infections in pregnancy such as HIV, CMV, or parvovirus are major causes of newborn, mother and fetal diseases. ... read more »

HPV Human Papilloma Virus Infection

Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) and most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have it. ... read more »