Are Women Automatically Tested For Hiv While Pregnant

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations PregnantWomen Newborns and Children Immigrants Military Personnel Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates...
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Hiv testing in pregnant women

Can a pregnancy throw a hiv test off in either direction? I heard it could. Please respond waiting for results
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...non-pregnant individuals. One note, however, is that there can be a slight increase in false positive results on the ELISA tests during pregnancy -- when this occurs, infection can be ruled in or out using the Western blot. 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
...comment on the interpretation without having the exact results. Sometimes the screening antibody test is falsely positive in pregnancy, which is usually resolved by a negative western blot. Thus, it would important to know what the first western... Read more »

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 »

automatic testing

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 pregnantwomen receiving prenatal care should be offered voluntary confidential testing for HIV which must be consented; JLS. 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

...counseling programs, Minister of Health and Child Welfare David Parirenyatwa said recently, The Herald reports. About 541,000 pregnantwomen as of September 2007 have received HIV counseling through the country's Prevention of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: Worried About Stigma, Some Decry HIV Testing for Pregnant Women

...bill expected to be taken up by the Senate in the coming weeks would make New Jersey the first state to require HIVtesting for pregnantwomen and their newborns. Unless the mother opts out, she would be tested early in the pregnancy and again in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...offer HIV tests to pregnantwomen. Codey's bill would require pregnantwomen to be tested for HIV as early as possible in their pregnancy and again during the third trimester. Under the bill, every birthing facility in the state also would be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Pregnant Women Tested for HIV/AIDS Without Consent

...Some Canadian doctors are breaking the law by automatically testingpregnantwomen for HIV/AIDS unless a woman has explicitly refused to be tested. The provinces of Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador have Read more »
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HIV (Pregnant Woman)

Posted by Vinay007, 1 Reply
...Hi All ! My girlfriend is pregnant past 8 months.We did test for HIV in a well reputated hospital in August and fairly it was negative.But after having test she Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...put yourself and others at risk. You will know whether or not you can infect others. Women and their partners considering pregnancy can take advantage of treatments that potentially prevent transmission of HIV to the baby. If you test... Read more »

partner positive - now im preg - am i too?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...experience are better suited 2 help goes: my partner was hiv pos but unaware of his status, i finally concieved (fell pregnant) and then during this time we have found out that he is positive after he fell ill and a doctor decided to... Read more »