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Are Women Tested For Hiv During Pregnancy

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

... How Serious Is HIV for Women? What Do Women Need to Know? Research on Women Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage grew to 27%
Ask the Experts

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
...The screening tests for HIV antibodies work as well to detect HIV infection in pregnant women as in non-pregnant individuals. One note, however, is that there can be a slight increase in false positive results on the ELISA 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 »

HIV testing during pregnancy

Dear Dr. Luzuriaga, I had unprotected sex with a former Intravenus drug user. I cannot contact her to find out if she has been tested. She has a child, would she definitely have been tested during pregnancy?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...While universal testing of all pregnant women is recommended, practices vary and unfortunately, not all women receive testing during pregnancy. If you can not confirm that Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Efforts to Implement Routine HIV Testing Among Pregnant Women, Infants in New Jersey Should Be Supported, Editorial Says

... An effort by New Jersey Senate President Richard Codey (D) to require routine HIV testing among pregnant women and infants in the state "deserves support," a Newark Star-Ledger editorial says (Newark Star-Ledger , 3/26). Codey on Read more »
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

...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 test, the AP/... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Jersey Senate President Richard Codey (D) on Thursday announced that he plans to introduce a bill 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/... Read more »
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Pos/Neg Couple Seeking Pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Has anyone have first hand knowledge or experience with spermwashing procudures? Husband pos(undetect)/Wife neg one child neg. Want more additions, any info appreciated Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...York State, people cannot be denied health insurance because they have HIV or AIDS. Why is it recommended that all pregnant women have an HIV test? HIV can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and breastfeeding.... Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...help you change behaviors that would 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... Read more »

Married to West African

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...times before he could come here. But, my last boyfriend; I don't know his status. He came over here in 1999. Weren't they testing at this time? I know the answer to my questions and concerns lies in me getting tested. I am absolutely scared... Read more »