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False Hiv Results While Pregnant

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Pregnant with 3rd child and HIV false positive

This is my 3rd child and I went to take the usual blood work. My Elisa test came back positive, however, my western blot came back negative. I know from your answers to the other questions regarding the same thing has come back that they are not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I would suggest you ask your obstetrician to consult with an HIV specialist rather than a blood specialist.A qualitative HIV PCR DNA test can be helpful in sorting out confusing HIV-antibody Read more »


Dr. Bob,My wife is preganant with our first child. She has had multiple preganancies before, even... Read more »


I really thankful to your answers. Although I have not posted any questions but your forum had been... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...negative after about 12 to 18 months. What About the Mother's Health? Recent studies show that HIV-positive women who get pregnant do not get any sicker than those who are not pregnant. Becoming pregnant is not dangerous to the health of an... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...drugs (including steroids or hormones)? Are you uncertain of your partner's status or is your partner HIV positive? Are you pregnant or considering becoming pregnant? Have you ever had a sexually transmitted disease (STD) ? Do you have ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations Pregnant Women Newborns and Children Immigrants Military Personnel ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...were recently infected may test negative during the window period if they get tested too soon after being infected with HIV. Pregnant women may have false or unclear test results due to changes in their immune system. In rare cases, HIV test... Read more »
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Pregnant and False- positive

Posted by pregnant2009, 3 Replies
... I am 9month pregnant and two weeks ago my Ob doctor ordered me a HIV test. Last week the result came in and it was positive. Then he took my blood Read more »

Pregnancy & HIV Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I've heard that pregnancy can cause a false positive HIV result. Is that true? I'm pregnant, and i was tested a little over 3 months since my last unprotected sexual encounter. The result was negative. Should I test Read more »

Confidentiality Urban Legend

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...roughly half dozen medical professionals. "A tech who gave HIV tests in a mobile testing truck gave a test to a man who had a pregnant wife. When the man tested positive, he asked the tech to help him tell his wife. When the man came back, he... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »