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Hiv Testing During Pregnancy And Opting Out

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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
...reassurance you are looking for can be found there. See below. Dr. Bob Elisa Results +ve and reactive (FALSE POSITIVE ELISA AND PREGNANCY) Apr 26, 2008 Dear Rob, I am 37 year old happily married man and have been married for more than eight... Read more »

HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »

pregnancy and inconclusive HIV WB test (PREGNANCY) (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT, 2008)

Hi - I've read through this forum: http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/safesex/Current/Q196044.html... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: Worried About Stigma, Some Decry HIV Testing for Pregnant Women

...Jersey the first state to require HIV testing for pregnant women and their newborns. Unless the mother opts out, she would be tested early in the pregnancy and again in the third trimester. Her newborn would be tested if the mother tests positive... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Hospitals Begin Testing Pregnant Women for HIV; 20% of Women at One Hospital Opt Out of Test

...for the hospital said that most women who opted out of HIV testing said they thought it was unnecessary or said they had been tested during previous pregnancies (Associated Press, 12/15). Most of the new HIV cases in Singapore have been among men... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Asia-Pacific: Officials Cite Need for Better AIDS Testing in Pregnancy to Prevent Child Infections

...the East Asia and Pacific Regional Consultation on Children and HIV/AIDS, experts called for stepped-up efforts to improve HIV testing of pregnant women. "The Pacific region cannot afford to wait for more HIV cases to surface among fathers,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Opt-Out" HIV Tests Could Reach More Pregnant Women

...otherwise we will." The other is mandatory testing, adopted by New York and Connecticut. "This approach says that, if you are not tested during pregnancy, we as the state can test your infant with or without your permission," Jaffe said. Both of... Read more »
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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 again or is 3 months Read more »

My HI poz gf is pregnant!! plz help!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...im not sure what to do my gf is poz and a litle while ago the condom broke and now shes pregnant is she safe? is the baby? am i? shes really scared that im going to leav her we dont have insurense and i dont know if i can Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

AIDS & Pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...would hiv show up after 2 years or is that too soon.do they test during pregnancy? Read more »