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pregnancy and testing
Feb 2, 2002

If someone who has just had a baby exposes themself to hiv, would the antibodies take longer than the 6 mos. window period to form because of having a weaker immune system from just going through a pregnancy? Would testing at 6 mos after having a baby and 6 mos after the exposure be as accurate? thank you so much

Response from Dr. Aberg

Having a baby should not change your immune response to HIV afterwards. Pregnancy has been associated with false positive ELISA's for HIV which is a screening test but not the confirmatory test. After pregnancy, your ability to make antibodies is not changed so it will not prolong the "window"

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