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Are Hiv And Aids Test Required When Pregnant And When

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey Senator Introduces Bill That Would Require Pregnant Women, Infants to Receive HIV Tests

New Jersey Senate President Richard Codey (D) on Thursday introduced a bill (S 2704 ) that would require all pregnant women and infants in the state to be tested for HIV unless women choose in writing to opt out of the test, the AP/Cherry Hill ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey Legislature Approves Bill Requiring Pregnant Women, Some Infants to Receive HIV Tests

The New Jersey Assembly and Senate recently voted 74-5 and 37-0, respectively, to approve a bill (S 2704 ) that would require all pregnant women and some infants in the state to be tested for HIV unless women choose in writing to opt out of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Gov. Davis Undecided on Whether to Sign Bill Requiring Physicians to Offer HIV Testing to Pregnant Women

California Gov. Gray Davis (D) has not yet decided whether he will sign a bill that would require physicians to offer a voluntary HIV test to all pregnant women in the state, according to Davis spokesperson Russ Lopez, the Los Angeles Times ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

required hiv testing for pregnant women

What types of drug regimen for HIV positive pregnant women are there?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
There are many different drug regimens that can be used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to infant. Some of the more common regimens are AZT + 3TC, AZT + 3TC + nelfinavir, or AZT + 3TC + Nevirapine.BJ... Read more »

Help! Scared Pregnant Women with an Equivical HIV Test.

I had an HIV test as required for my pregnancy. The test came back equivical or basically a dud. My. Doctor said that it was not negative and it was not positive either. After talking to specialists, he decided not to repeat the Western Blot, which...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It is very important to know just what tests were performed and what the exact results were. I assume a screening antibody ELISA test was performed and based on those results a western blot was then performed. I can't comment on the... 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 »

HIV testing requirements for children entering the USA

I am a u.s.citizen living outside the u.s.a.I have one child 12 years old and I am going to apply for him for a green card.my question is.When I apply for my childs green card in a u.s.embassy outside the u.s. can the embassy force my child to take...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. For the answers to these questions in your specific situation, you will need to contact your local US embassy or consulate directly. More information about HIV issues related to immigration and green cards can also be... Read more »
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avoiding reporting requirements

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in a state that has mandatory HIV reporting.

My question is this,

Although the state where I live currently offers anonymous testing, to get treatment the test must be confidential. As a result of this requirement the result of the test, if... Read more »

My wife is HIV+ and pregnant

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

At my wife's first pre-natal exam she was screened for HIV, and she tested positive. Saying this is a nightmare is an understatement.

I tested negative. Her first viral load came back at 1200, and CD4 is 680. The docs reccomnened meds to reduce... Read more »

HIV Patients required study Vancouver and Toronto

Posted by estyle
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Participants will be accepted on a first come first serve... 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 »