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Do Doctors Test Pregnant Women For Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Georgia Gov. Perdue Signs Bill That Would Require Doctors to Offer Pregnant Women HIV Tests

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) on Thursday signed into law a bill (HB 429 ) that would require doctors in the state to offer pregnant women HIV tests, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 5/18). The bill,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Facing Deadline, Nevada Lawmakers Pass Proposal to Require HIV Tests for Pregnant Women

Among other actions Thursday, the Nevada Assembly approved SB 266, which requires doctors to offer pregnant women an HIV test as part of prenatal care.Back to other news for May 2007 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Gov. Davis Undecided on Whether to Sign Bill Requiring Physicians to Offer HIV Testing to Pregnant Women

California Gov. Gray Davis (D) has not yet decided whether he will sign a bill that would require physicians to offer a voluntary HIV test to all pregnant women in the state, according to Davis spokesperson Russ Lopez, the Los Angeles Times ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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
It is very important to know just what tests were performed and what the exact results were. I assume a screening antibody ELISA test was performed and based on those results a western blot was then performed. I can't comment on the... Read more »

Mandatory Testing for Pregnant Women

Knowing what is known today, why aren't all pregnant women tested for HIV? It just seems so stupid to me. It should be routine. If we had this technology with other diseases I'm sure they would test then, such as cancer. It is just...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
As you point out, several advances over the years have resulted in changes to the recommendations for HIV testing during pregnancy. These include the availability of accurate tests, the availability and proven efficacy of antiretroviral agents for... Read more »

Are pregnant women routinely screened fo rHIV?

Is theer any specialreason why a pre-natal doctor would ask for HIV test? Also:If someone was infected at or before the time of pregnancy what symptoms would she expect to have,if any? A certain woman can't sleep well now. She started...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
In the U.S., routine HIV testing is recommended for pregnant women, so this is probably why your friend was asked about HIV testing. The only way to know the result for sure is to ask -- the results should be available 1-2 weeks after the test was... 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 »
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where to find a hiv specialist for pregnant women in Atlanta area

Posted by nandi26, 1 Reply
Im looking for phone numbers of doctors or institutions in the Atlanta area that treat pregnant hiv women. thank you. Read more »

Need Help with test results... Pregnant Test

Posted by lookingtolearn, 2 Replies
Hello,

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 »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hello,

i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she is pregnant and DOES NOT know his status...... He won't tell her... Read more »

My wife is HIV+ and pregnant

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

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 »