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Does The Ob-gyn Do An Hiv Test On All Pregnant Women

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Gynecological Problems and HIV/AIDS

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms...
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hiv meds & abnormal gyn test

I've been hiv for about 14yrs and currently on meds. When I do my gyn test, it comes back abnormal. But when I go off medicine which I have done twice since I started taking meds 8yrs ago, my gyn test come back normal.What does hiv meds have...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
I am not sure what you mean by the gyn test. Is it a pap smear? Have you had additional tests? (Such as a colposcopy.) The meds will not cause an abnormal pap. Do not stop your meds to try to effect your pap smear. Abnormal paps are usually caused... Read more »

Does regular Ob/Gyn routine detect HIV?

Dear Dr. Bob,I broke up with my ex-boyfriend in April, and just found out that he had quite a few sexual relationships during our relationship. Not very nice, isn't it? I had a regular woman care check in October, and all the test results are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A routine STD screen certainly should include HIV-antibody testing; however, there is no guarantee it was actually performed. I would suggest you contact the doctor who performed your "regular woman care check" and ask exactly what... 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 »

Hiv testing in pregnant women

Can a pregnancy throw a hiv test off in either direction? I heard it could. Please respond waiting for results ...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The screening tests for HIV antibodies work as well to detect HIV infection in pregnant women as in non-pregnant individuals. One note, however, is that there can be a slight increase in false positive results on the ELISA tests during pregnancy --... Read more »
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Searching for an OB/GYN in NY, pregnant and HV+I

Posted by Shada
URGENT!I'm PREGNANT and very new in new york and i'm seraching for a very good OB/GYN in NY. I'm searching for someone competent and who will not judje me just because i'm HIV+; Thank you for HELP; Read more »

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 »

OB/GYN

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know of a confidential (and confident) HIV provider (OB/GYN) in Brooklyn,NY or NYC area for pregnancy care? Thank you Read more »

OB/GYN in TN

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Wondered if anyone out there knew of an OB/GYN in the Nashville TN area that specializes in HIV + women. Have been having trouble with yeast infections (how I found out I was poz) and would like to see a female preferable with sympathy towards my... Read more »