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please help pregnant and scared to death
May 12, 2009

I am pregnant with my fourth child,I tested positive indeterminate on hiv tests.I was tested four to five weeks later and it came back negative.My question is do you think after the first positive indeterminate result turned to negative four weeks later do I have something to worry about or should I be tetsted again.Please help I am making myself sick over this

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

You are HIV negative. Your first test was a false-positive/indeterminate result. This is not uncommonly seen during or after pregnancy. Pregnancy can induce nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies that can confound HIV-antibody screening tests. You can read about this in the archives. We have an entire chapter devoted to pregnancy. Stop worrying. All is well, including you!

Good luck with your upcoming new addition.

Dr. Bob



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