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Are standard tests run during pregnancy?
Mar 30, 2003

Are there any standard tests run during pregnancy that would alert a woman to anything that might imply that she could be carrying HIV? (asking as someone who's already had children & worried about them)

Response from Dr. Luzuriaga

While HIV testing during pregnancy is recommended as the standard of care, it is certainly not universal. Most states require that a woman be notified if HIV testing is done during pregnancy and many states require specific consent. So, women usually know that they were specifically tested for HIV. If you are unsure as to whether or not you were tested, you should ask your care provider and discuss any concerns that you have with him/her.


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