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pregnant and affraid of HIV test (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

Hello I am a 38 year old mother of two, ages three and five. I am pregnant again and was thrown when my doctor sent me for an HIV test with my other routine blood work. I don't believe they tested me with my other pregnancy's. I started...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your fears are unwarranted. It would be extremely unlikely that you are HIV infected. I'm also fairly certain you were HIV screened during your previous pregnancies. You (and all our readers) should not fear getting HIV tested. When it... Read more »

Thank You (HIV - Wife and pregnant with HIV + Husband)

Hi Doctor, Thank you so much for answering my questions. I feel very lucky that you picked to answer my questions both the times. I didn't put this note earlier but we were trying to decide if we want to keep the baby or not.Our doctor said the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi XYZ,Thanks for your thanks and your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Both are warmly appreciated. I'm delighted you and your wife are continuing the pregnancy! Best of luck with your upcoming... Read more »

Indeterminate result HIV test 13 weeks pregnant (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE HIV TEST, 2011)

Hi, I'm sorry to ask this question, as I realise that there are lots of similar questions on the subject, but I wanted something a little more specific as I am so stressed out!I am 13 weeks pregnant with my second child and had my routine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible and hence so is your chance of being HIV infected. Please note an "indeterminate" result is not a "positive" result! Pregnancy can induce nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies that can... Read more »

pregnant with HIV symptoms

4 moths ago i had unprotected sex with my ex partner unknown HIV status now am 3 moth pregnant am not really sure if i got HIV tested in my prenatal test my doctor said everything was fine but i develop many symptoms i had BV after i develop a flu...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe only way to truly know for sure is to ask the doctor if you were tested and what the results were. If they tell you that you were not tested than you need to ask for testing. Knowing your status not only helps you take care of yourself but we... Read more »
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pregnant

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
please i have lost it i found out im pregnant i have been tested for hiv 3 times all neg my last test was july 2001 exposures were in 91-94 but i am having symptoms that are not common for me i have what i think is seborrheic that started last july... Read more »

Getting Pregnant Hiv +/- couple

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a HIV + woman engaged to a HIV - man. We want to have a baby. What are the options on getting pregnant?? Is artificial insemination the only way?? I read on this website that it's possible to "do it yourself", insert the mans sperm in the... Read more »

hiv and a pregnant girl

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if i was hiv positvie and i got a girl pregnant.......does that give her a much higher risk of contracting the virus? sorry if i seem ignorant im real scared and i dont know much about hiv? thanks for your responses people Read more »

HIV+ pregnant/moms?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi there,

I am a freelance journalist in Vancouver, Canada, researching HIV+ pregnant women and moms. I am looking to speak with women willing to tell their stories, talk about the issues facing + moms. My goal is to write an article about the topic... Read more »