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The Feminization of an Epidemic

Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 ,2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have...
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the 4 test that pregnant women sould get early in there pregnancies

what 4 test sould pregnant women get early in to pregnancies ...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
I am not sure what tests you are referring to, but all pregnant women should get voluntary confidential testing for HIV.... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »

Pregnancy Infertility & Hiv in Women

I am appalled to learn that HIV+ men can be helped via ivf to have babies with Hiv- women but if the tables are turned or if both are positive no one will touch me. Any clinic out in the world that will take my case? I really don't want to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There are MDs and clinics that still assist HIV impacted couples (whatever the combination of + and -) to safely have HIV- children without infecting any one else. In Europe there is even wider experience. Many HIV specialist are comfortable... Read more »

pregnancy and inconclusive HIV WB test (PREGNANCY) (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT, 2008)

Hi - I've read through this forum: http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/safesex/Current/Q196044.html and didn't quite seem to find my answer. I am currently 14 weeks pregnant with my second child (Ive had miscarriages before and after my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A reactive ELISA ("positive") plus an indeterminate Western Blot are considered an "indeterminate" HIV screening test. This is not uncommon in women who are or who have been pregnant. (See below.)I think you are confused... Read more »
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Pregnancy and HIV false positive result

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 3 Replies
Hello everyone. I appreciate if anyone could answer my question regarding pregnancy and HIV False positive result.

My wife may be pregnant and she may be obtaing her routine blood test. I once read that if a pregnant woman was to take a HIV test, the... Read more »

Pregnancy & HIV Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've heard that pregnancy can cause a false positive HIV result. Is that true? I'm pregnant, and i was tested a little over 3 months since my last unprotected sexual encounter. The result was negative. Should I test again or is 3 months good... Read more »

pregnancy and HIV

Posted by footeard, 1 Reply
Hi, I have been positive since 1987 and my husband is negative. I am 30 years old. We will be trying to concieve and have a baby in July. I am currently on D4T, Viramune and DDI. I was on AZT monotherapy from 92-94 at 300 mg a day so likely am... Read more »

pregnancy and testing-state laws

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all,

When I was pregnant, I declined the HIV test at one doctor, but later ended up going to another. I told her also not to test (I was worried about insurance records and such at the time, as I was in the process of getting insurance.) She told... Read more »