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

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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain what is going on... I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic. My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final? I need to... Read more »

my pregnant wife of 3years tested HIV+ , and i Testede -

hi doctore bob, im in love with your site and your new blog that you write!my wife if 3years... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Ob-Gyns Unaware of State Requirements for Recommending HIV Tests, Survey Says

...recommended opt-out strategy for HIV testing. In the opt-out approach, which also is recommended by several other organizations, pregnant women are given information about HIV and are told that a test will be performed as part of routine medical... Read more »
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

Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

...country's HIV prevalence to be 11.8%. "The study that put Cameroon's prevalence rate at nearly 12% was carried out by monitoring pregnant women during their prenatal consultations in clinics and AIDS screening centers," Tedou said, adding, "The... Read more »
The Body

What's New at The Body, November 28, 2007

...a purpose, not to judge you on who you have sex with." More than Half of U.S. OB/GYNs Still Use Opt-In HIV Testing for Pregnant Women, Survey Says Although federal recommendations urge U.S. doctors to provide opt-out HIV testing to... 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 »

What could thiss be??????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello to all of you i have been reading this board for a while trying to gather information by everyone else's questions, but i would like to ask one my self. About a year and a half ago I had a termination ( Abortion) done and then I went back on... Read more »

Want to have a baby

Posted by Positivelyok, 5 Replies
Hi, My husband and I would like to have a baby. We are both positive and are numbers are great. We would like to hear from anyone who has or is currently going through a pregnancy and what it entails as it relates to being HIV positive. We are... Read more »