Can You Have A Hiv Test When You Are Pregnant
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Singapore Health Minister Supports HIV Testing for Pregnant Women, Considers Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV TestingSingapore 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 »
California Legislature Passes Bill Calling for Routine HIV Testing of Pregnant Women; Bill Goes to Gov. DavisThe California Assembly on Friday passed a bill (AB 1676 ) that would make HIV testing a routine part of prenatal care, the Oakland Tribune reports ( Oakland Tribune , 9/13). The bill, introduced by Assembly member John Dutra (D), would... Read more »
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University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolThe 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 tests during pregnancy --... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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... Read more »
Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineThere 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 »
University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolBecause the vast majority of individuals make HIV antibodies within weeks of infection, ELISA's are the recommended screening test for adults. With 5 negative ELISA's, it is unlikely that your client is infected.Other tests are uasually... Read more »
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Posted by lookingtolearn, 2 RepliesHello,
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 »
Posted by Vinay007, 1 ReplyHi 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 went to a district hospital as a place is not well... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi,
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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesMy ex husband girlfriend is pregnant and she does not know that he has hiv. He swore to me he was careful. Will they screen her for HIV in her pregnancy? I am so freaked out. The baby is in danger and I don't want to get involved since he has... Read more »
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