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False Negative Test During Pregnancy

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HIV and Pregnancy (ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION, 2010) (PREGNANCY, POSITIVE FEMALE AND NEGATIVE MALE, 2010)

I am an HIV Positive Female my Husband is Negative, i am on medication since last two years my regime are ( Nevrapine, zidovidine, lamividine)planning for a baby what can be a safe methods, so can be a pregnant and my Husband will remain HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pregnancy. There are really two issues to consider:1. Not putting your husband at risk for HIV. This is best accomplished by artificial insemination. (See below.)2. Preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission. You will need to work closely with... Read more »

Can pregnancy cause a false NEGATIVE result?

Hi! Just a quick question. I hear about pregnancy sometimes causing false positive HIV results,... Read more »

Help! problem with HIV results for pregnancy blood test

Hi Doc, last monday i went for my routine pregnancy blood test, when the result came back it asked... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the Window Period guidelines after the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...HIV-infected father can transmit HIV to his wife and to their child. To reduce this risk, some couples have used sperm washing and artificial insemination. How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? What if the father is infected with HIV? ... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...symptoms on the internet. HIV Testing Will my fever affect my HIV test results? Could my autoimmune disease cause a false positive HIV test result? Why can't a rapid HIV test be read past the 20-minute mark? Does alcohol affect... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which detects the virus directly. The RNA test... Read more »
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Pregnant and False- positive

Posted by pregnant2009, 3 Replies
...locked myself home all week. Until today my dr confirmed that i am HIV negative . He told me its not very rare that lab to have false-positive result for the preliminary result. And this week i did some research online that pregnant ladies are... Read more »

Recived a "False Positive" test, but still worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Blot would have showed some reactivity. I forgot to ask how much more sensitive ELISA is than Western Blot, and how likely a false negative could be. and I forgot to ask if I should get tested for anything else.So can you help me out with that?... 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. Read more »

INCONCLUSIVE TEST RESULTS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...LOCATION. SO I TOLD MY FAMILY. THE NEXT DAY I WENT TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO DROP MY PARTNERS NAME BUT THEY TOLD ME THAT I TESTED NEGATIVE AND THAT I SHOULD GO GET A RAPID TEST DONE AT A CLINIC (NEGATIVE) MY DOCTOR TOLD ME TO COME IN FOR... Read more »