How Accurate Is The Hiv Testing When Pregnant

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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 »

pregnant wife tested hiv positive and I tested negative

I have been with my wife for 13 years in an on off relationship throughout.During this period I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...should be screened for HIV infection. Screening should occur after a woman is notified that HIV screening is recommended for all pregnant patients and that she will receive an HIV test as part of the routine panel of prenatal tests unless she... 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

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

Many Doctors Don't Offer HIV Test to All in Pregnancy

...tests to pregnant women as part of routine screening, and about a third said they offer the test to 25 percent or fewer of their pregnant patients. Treating HIV-infected pregnant women with antiretroviral drugs can dramatically reduce the chances... Read more »
Project Inform

Striking a Balance: HIV Testing for Pregnant Women and Newborns

...right to participate in her own healthcare and could drive some women from healthcare altogether. Project Inform believes all pregnant women have the right to an informed consent for an HIV test and should be offered -- and have the right to... 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 Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). You are a health care worker with direct exposure to blood on the job. You are pregnant. There are now treatments that can greatly reduce the risk that a pregnant woman who has HIV will give the... Read more »

AIDS & Pregnancy

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

What type of HIV Test is more Reliable?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My doctor is going to draw some blood on Thursday because I am pregnant and she does all type of pre-natal testing. I may be at risk due to sharing a lancet with someone who is gay but I don't know Read more »