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Can You Have A Hiv Test When You Are Pregnant

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Indeterminate HIV test while Pregnant

I'm 29 years old and I am 7 months pregnant. My HIV test has come back indeterminate twice so my doctor wants me to see a blood specialist. I was tested three years ago after my last relationship and after I was with my now current husband and was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Pregnancy can induce non-specific cross-reacting antibodies that can result in false-positive or indeterminate HIV tests. It's rather shocking your "OB acted like she never saw this before." It's certainly not uncommon. A quick read through the Read more »

Hiv testing in pregnant women

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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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

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

New Jersey Requires HIV Tests for Pregnant Women, Some Infants

...respectively, to approve the bill that Codey introduced in May. Previous state law required health care providers to offer HIV tests to pregnant women. The new law requires pregnant women to be tested for HIV as early as possible in their... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Colo. Senate Passes Bill Requiring HIV Testing for Pregnant Women

... The Colorado Senate on Wednesday approved a bill ( S.B. 179 ) requiring HIV testing for pregnant women to prevent mother-to-child-transmission of the virus, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports. The bill Read more »
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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 Read more »

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 went to her mother house.There 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 »

How to fight HIV - Public Health Reform

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I just think we need to really nip this thing in the bud. The the NEGATIVE folks reason please. My proposal: 1. Mandatory HIV testing for all folks that go to ERs 2. Mandatory HIV testing for pregnant women 3. Mandatory HIV testing for... Read more »