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University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolWhile CMV is one of the more common congenital infections, it is usually causes sequellae only in infants whose mothers acquire CMV infection for the first time during pregnancy. Universal precautions and good handwashing have been shown to be very... Read more »
Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineActive cytomegalovirus infection in the mother especially early in pregnancy can cause a number of different types of birth defects in newborn infants including hearing loss, mental retardation, growth retardation, visual disturbances, and... Read more »
New York University, School of MedicineDear Peggy,CMV is a common virus to afflict the second born child. It is treatable if it is symptomatic as it can be in people with poor immune systems like babies or people with HIV. In children it will usually go away with age unless it is causing... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replywould hiv show up after 2 years or is that too soon.do they test during pregnancy?
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI'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 »
Posted by AnonymousJust thought I'd mention an informative article on HIV and pregnancy:
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Posted by rustychaucer5968, 3 RepliesHello 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 »
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