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Are Women Automatically Tested For Hiv While Pregnant

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could you please tell me if women are automatically tested for hiv when they're pregnant and they run a series of blood test on you????? ...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
All pregnant women receiving prenatal care should be offered voluntary confidential testing for HIV which must be consented; JLS.... Read more »

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Hospitals Begin Testing Pregnant Women for HIV; 20% of Women at One Hospital Opt Out of Test

Singapore hospitals on Dec. 8 began voluntary HIV testing for pregnant women, but so far 20% of pregnant women at Kandang Kerbau Women's and Children's Hospital have opted out of testing, Singapore's Straits Times reports (Khalik, Straits Times... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Health Minister Supports HIV Testing for Pregnant Women, Considers Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV Testing

Singapore Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said he supports compulsory HIV testing for pregnant women and is considering requiring couples to get tested for the virus before being married, Channel NewsAsia reports ( Channel NewsAsia , 12/4). Last... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Provider-Initiated HIV Testing Programs in Zimbabwe Increasing Number of Pregnant Women Seeking Testing, Counseling, Health Minister Says

An increasing number of women in Zimbabwe are receiving HIV tests and counseling as a result of the country's provider-initiated testing and counseling programs, Minister of Health and Child Welfare David Parirenyatwa said recently, The Herald ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Testing the Fathers: Carrying Out HIV and STI Tests on Partners of Pregnant Women

In the current study, the authors present results from a pilot initiative to offer sexual health and HIV screening to the male partners of women undergoing antenatal ultrasound examination at Homerton Hospital in London. The team noted that while... Read more »
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Need Help with test results... Pregnant Test

Posted by lookingtolearn, 2 Replies
Hello,

I asked this questions in the Ask the Experts area but received no response so I will try you helpful people.

My wife is pregnant and during her 10 week appointment did a routine HIV screening. The results were: Repeatedly Reactive Elisa,... Read more »

where to find a hiv specialist for pregnant women in Atlanta area

Posted by nandi26, 1 Reply
Im looking for phone numbers of doctors or institutions in the Atlanta area that treat pregnant hiv women. thank you. 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 »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hello,

i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she is pregnant and DOES NOT know his status...... He won't tell her... Read more »