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Clinical Assessment For Pregnant Woman

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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 Pregnant Women 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 (Pregnant Woman)

Dear Doctor,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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain what is going on...I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic.My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final?I need to continue... Read more »

Pregnant with preliminary positive result (UPDATE)

I would like to thank you for giving me some hope during a very stressful week. I am 3 months pregnant and my Elisa Test came reactive. However, I went to do a Western Blot test and the result came as Non-reactive one week later. Needless to say, it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain what is going on...I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic.My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final?I need to continue... Read more »

Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and Pregnant!

Hello,I am a 21 year old female. Just recently found out I was pregnant. I'm 7 weeks along. At a routine pre-natal viist, I had a blood test. My doctor told me I tested positive for HIV with my mother in the room! She's very worried. Although, he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain what is going on... I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic. My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final? I need to... Read more »

RESULTS ASSESSMENT?

I AM 63 YEARS OLD . I DO THE HCV-RNA by real time PCR and the results was positive 2,128 . what does this means ? and what is the severity of viremia . is it mild or moderate or severe ? thank you .
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
You do not indicate the reason for why this test was performed. Your result likely indicates chronic infection with HCV. That viral load is very low. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...testing and treatment, women with HIV can live as long as men. Women should get tested for HIV. This is especially true for pregnant women and women considering pregnancy. If they test positive for HIV, they can take steps to reduce the risk of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

... Summary Introduction Recommendations for Adults and Adolescents Recommendations for Pregnant Women Additional Considerations for HIV Screening Acknowledgment References Consultants Membership List, November 2005 CDC, Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Working to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes

...mother-child pairs (abstract 23291). Since 1994, elective C-section was performed in addition to AZT treatment in 80 HIV-positive pregnant women. The rate of transmission in this group was reduced to 2.5%. For women who had elective C-sections... Read more »
The Body PRO

Clinical Management of the HIV-Infected Woman

...raltegravir may balance out the downside of having to take it twice a day. Bonnie Goldman: Has raltegravir tested well with pregnant women? Kimberly Smith: It's not excluded. It's not a pregnancy category D drug, so it's not known to be... Read more »
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Risk assessment, or, how screwed am I?

Posted by ratherconcerned, 1 Reply
Hi, I'm a male who has sex with men, and I have an HIV-related concern. My last negative HIV test was on 4/7/08, which was 45 days after an unprotected encounter with another guy who I know fairly well and who claims to be HIV-. (I was both the... Read more »

judgement lapse / risk assessment?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...no rash. He said he was negative and I do know him (he is in a relationship) but I just cant shake this massive anxiety. My assessment is that I need to test and deal with it, but that it is likely I will be negative - but could be poz and... Read more »

Please assess my real risk

Posted by jambo, 2 Replies
Hi All This is my first post. I have sent many questions to Dr bob but never got his reply, so thought of posting it to this forum, maybe for some assurance, or maybe for some real advice. Thank you for your responses in advance. Are my fear... Read more »

risk assessement please, i am scared

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
2 weeks post possible exposure: (no other exposures in the past) 1-diarrhea (resolved in one day with over the counter meds)2- severe abdmoinal pain 3- neck tighness +sore throat 4- loss of appetite.5-chills twice, mild night sweats twice6-loss of... Read more »