HIV Testing & Pregnancy
Dec 18, 2000
I had possible exposure (unknown status) around 12 weeks into pregnancy. I contracted Chlamydia from this encounter, and therefore was tested for other STD's, including HIV. Approximately 4 months post-exposure, I tested negative for HIV. I know all about the 3 or 6 month debate, I'm just wondering if being pregnant would affect the ability to show antibodies on the test. I have no symptoms and feel fine, I was just curious if being pregnant actually affects your immune system. Thank you in advance for your help.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Pregnancy should not affect detection of HIV antibodies.
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