Feb 10, 2012
how common are false negative results after the 3 month window period?
also, if i am looking to get pregnant in the near future. i hear about people testing positive on HIV test when they are pregnant... can i test for all STDs including HIV prior to getting pregnant to avoid this? I have had HIV testing done before both the EIA and oral swab, all of which have come back negative. But i am fearful I will test positive if I get pregnant and freak my husband out, when i am actually negative. Is HIV regularly tested for in all pregnant or soon to be pregnant women?
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The standards for testing for rapid HIV tests, whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90 days. However, when someone has had a known exposure to someone with HIV, you could perform a six month test, just to be extra cautious.
You most definitely can get screenings done both prior too and after becoming pregnant. You should request an HIV test with these screenings as not all health care providers automatically do the test.
Hope this helps! Be well and stay safe, Shannon
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Are Chronic Yeast Infection And Swollen Glands Sign Of Hiv?
- Can You Get Hiv From Sucking On A Woman's Breast?
- Hiv Risk After Prostitute Had Oral Sex With Man
- Pictures Of Syphilis On Hands And Feet
- Risk Of Hiv Transmission Via Human Bite
- Risk Of Receiving Oral Sex From Hiv Positive Person
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.