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Hiv Screening Pregnancy

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Ask the Experts

Are pregnant women routinely screened fo rHIV?

Is theer any specialreason why a pre-natal doctor would ask for HIV test? Also:If someone was infected at or before the time of pregnancy what symptoms would she expect to have,if any? A certain woman can't sleep well now. She started worrying?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...In the U.S., routine HIV testing is recommended for pregnant women, so this is probably why your friend was asked about HIV testing. The only way to know the result for sure is to ask -- Read more »

hiv mpx test TaqScreenMPX (Taq SCREEN MPX for HIV, 2010)

dr bob, . i just came from chicago and took the hiv mpx test. so i will let you know the result... 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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Dakota Health Official Calls For Routine HIV Screening Among Pregnant Women

... All pregnant women should be routinely tested for HIV to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus, a South Dakota Department of Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chembio Diagnostics Receives Order for 990,000 Rapid HIV Tests to Screen Pregnant Women in Mexico

...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 (Bernstein, Long Island Newsday , 11/7). FDA in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Screening to Be Included in Medicare Expansion

...Tuesday that it would cover the cost of HIV testing for Medicare beneficiaries at increased risk of infection. This includes pregnant women as well as beneficiaries of any age who request the test. "Today's decision marks an important... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Texas Bill to Make HIV Screening Part of Routine Care Would Help Efforts to Curb Virus, Editorial Says

...the system," according to the editorial. It adds that state law "also requires doctors to offer HIV screening at checkups for pregnant" women. The editorial concludes that the bill is a "good idea ... as long as people can opt out" (Lubbock ... Read more »
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Do thjey screen pregnant woman for hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...My ex husband girlfriend is pregnant and she does not know that he has hiv. He swore to me he was careful. Will they screen her for HIV in her pregnancy? I am so Read more »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Hello, i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she is pregnant and DOES NOT know his Read more »

initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told Read more »

massage, fingering, rubbing, HIV, STD screen

Posted by mass, 2 Replies
...is it possible hiv survive and infect me in this scenaria? also i am very very worried about other STD. How soon can i do STD screen? thx. pls answer. Read more »