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Hiv Testing During Pregnancy And Opting Out

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Singapore hospitals on Dec. 8 began voluntary HIV testing for pregnant women, but so far 20% of pregnant women at Kandang Kerbau Women's and Children's Hospital have opted out of testing, Singapore's Straits Times reports (Khalik, Straits Times... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Women Opting Out of HIV Testing More Likely to Have HIV

Women in prenatal care who chose not to be screened for HIV were more likely to be infected than those who opted to be tested, according to a new Canadian study. In a review of more than 110,000 women in Alberta receiving prenatal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Opting Out Increases HIV Testing in a Large Sexually Transmitted Infections Outpatient Clinic

The current study examines the effect of an opt-out strategy on HIV testing uptake and identifies factors associated with refusing the test. The study was based in a sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic in Amsterdam that, in January 2007,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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
Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 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 and didn't quite seem to find my answer. I am currently 14 weeks pregnant with my second child (Ive had miscarriages before and after my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A reactive ELISA ("positive") plus an indeterminate Western Blot are considered an "indeterminate" HIV screening test. This is not uncommon in women who are or who have been pregnant. (See below.)I think you are confused... 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 indeterminate so I got a more accurate test which came back negative. I am now pregnant with a different man so at the first OBGYN appointment I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are a number of reasons preliminary HIV tests may be indeterminate. (See below.) An indeterminate preliminary test followed by a negative "more accurate test" indicates you are HIV negative. Pregnancy is one of the potential... Read more »

Indeterminate result HIV test 13 weeks pregnant (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE HIV TEST, 2011)

Hi, I'm sorry to ask this question, as I realise that there are lots of similar questions on the subject, but I wanted something a little more specific as I am so stressed out!I am 13 weeks pregnant with my second child and had my routine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible and hence so is your chance of being HIV infected. Please note an "indeterminate" result is not a "positive" result! Pregnancy can induce nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies that can... 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 good... Read more »

pregnancy and testing-state laws

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all,

When I was pregnant, I declined the HIV test at one doctor, but later ended up going to another. I told her also not to test (I was worried about insurance records and such at the time, as I was in the process of getting insurance.) She told... Read more »

Is anyone here opting NOT to take meds?

Posted by Buzz1, 5 Replies
I am very newly diagnosed and the pressure to be on medication immediately is intense. I understand this is the new protocol but if someone's t-cell count is over 500 and their viral load is very low, what's the rush to get on meds?

I know many HIV... Read more »

Pregnancy after negative 3 month test?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a risky encounter a while back (cunnilingus, and brief rubbing unprotected penis against wet vulva, and brief unprotected vaginal sex before putting on condom - with an Asian sex worker of unknown HIV status - in Asia). After testing negative... Read more »