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Do They Test For Hiv Antibodies When You Are Pregnant

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HIV/ HCV antibody test conculuve 6 months?? Pregnant and scared!

Hi Doctor,I am 36 weeks pregnant. I had a unprotected sex on December 28th 2010. I have tested for HCV 27 weeks after exposure with a antibody test which was negative. I tested for HIV antibody 30 weeks after exposure that was negative too. Just...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You certainly may have pain in the right side, but this is not from hepatitis C. I don't think you need any further testing since you have a negative HCV antibody test. You are negative for HIV.As your doctor suggested, no further testing is... Read more »

HIV/HCV 6 month antibody negative 36 weeks pregnant HELP!

Dr. Bob,I had unprotected sex on December 28th 2010. I have tested 27 weeks HCV antibody negative... Read more »

2nd trry!! Please advise.. Pregnant with delayed antibodies?

Hello,This is my second attempt for an response back.I will keep it short and direct:1. My EX... Read more »
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Chembio Diagnostics Receives Order for 990,000 Rapid HIV Tests to Screen Pregnant Women in Mexico

Medford, N.Y.-based Chembio Diagnostics on Monday announced that it has received an order from a Mexican distributor for 990,000 of its rapid HIV test Sure Check HIV 1/2 to screen pregnant women in Mexico, the Long Island Newsday reports... Read more »
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Striking a Balance: HIV Testing for Pregnant Women and Newborns

The major points from "Striking a Balance" There are three general approaches to HIV testing: (a) voluntary, (b) routine/universal, and (c) mandatory. The Institute of Medicine recommended universal HIV testing, with patient notification,... Read more »
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Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

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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 »

Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply
Hello:

I really need some feedback regarding my HIV antibody test I took on August 25, 2008. Here I go with my story...I am married for 12 years with three children. I made the biggest mistake of my life!! I started having an affair September 2007... Read more »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test... Read more »