My husband and I are in the process of adopting internationally. A waiting child has become available. She is approx 4 months at this time. Mother is hiv positive but the baby tested negative. They tested her x2 with dna pcr. How accurate is...
... On World AIDS Day, four UN agencies reported that earlier diagnosis and treatment of HIV-infected newborns can boost their survival rate. However, many now slip through the cracks of poor health care systems, the agencies said. In Read more »
...measure that will make HIVtesting a routine part of prenatal care. "We can significantly reduce the number of infections to newborns and help break down the stigma associated with the disease," said Codey, the Essex County Democrat who is acting... Read more »
... On Friday, Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed legislation requiring HIVtesting for every newborn baby in Illinois when the status of the mother is not known. The law takes effect immediately. In 2004, the state created a voluntary Read more »
...Senators on Tuesday amended the bill, which was sponsored by Sen. Evelyn Lynn (R), to allow women to opt out of testing for their newborns for religious reasons, but some lawmakers said that all parents should be allowed to waive testing. ... Read more »