|Hiv testing in pregnant women
Apr 11, 2001
Can a pregnancy throw a hiv test off in either direction? I heard it could. Please respond waiting for results
Response from Dr. Luzuriaga
The screening tests for HIV antibodies work as well to detect HIV infection in pregnant women as in non-pregnant individuals. One note, however, is that there can be a slight increase in false positive results on the ELISA tests during pregnancy -- when this occurs, infection can be ruled in or out using the Western blot.
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