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Do Pregnant Women Get Tested For Hiv

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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 interpretation... Read more »

Hiv testing in pregnant women

Can a pregnancy throw a hiv test off in either direction? I heard it could. Please respond waiting... Read more »

required hiv testing for pregnant women

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Pregnant Women Tested for HIV/AIDS Without Consent

...Some Canadian doctors are breaking the law by automatically testing pregnant women for HIV/AIDS unless a woman has explicitly refused to be tested. The provinces of Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador have officially Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana Encourages Pregnant Women to Get HIV Tests

...Day last Tuesday, the Indiana State Department of Health and several partner organizations kicked off a campaign to encourage pregnant women to be tested for HIV. More than 8,000 U.S. children have acquired HIV from their mothers, making this the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey Senator to Introduce Bill That Would Require Pregnant Women, Infants to Receive HIV Tests

...New Jersey Senate President Richard Codey (D) on Thursday announced that he plans to introduce a bill that would require all pregnant women and infants in the state to be tested for HIV unless women choose in writing to opt out of the test, the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey Senator Introduces Bill That Would Require Pregnant Women, Infants to Receive HIV Tests

... New Jersey Senate President Richard Codey (D) on Thursday introduced a bill ( S 2704 ) that would require all pregnant women and infants in the state to be tested for HIV unless women choose in writing to opt out of the test, the AP/Cherry Hill... Read more »
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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 »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...form. In New York State, people cannot be denied health insurance because they have HIV or AIDS. Why is it recommended that all pregnant women have an HIV test? HIV can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and... Read more »

partner positive - now im preg - am i too?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...during this time we have found out that he is positive after he fell ill and a doctor decided to do a test 4 it.... he had been tested in the past with neg results but a few months before i fell pregnant he put himself at risk (he thinnks this is... 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 Read more »