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How Does Hiv Affect Pregnancy

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U.S. National Institutes of Health

Anti-HIV Drug Use During Pregnancy Does Not Affect Infant Size, Birth Weight

Infants born to women who used the anti-HIV drug tenofovir as part of an anti-HIV drug regimen during pregnancy do not weigh less at birth and are not of shorter length than infants born to women who used anti-HIV drug regimens that do not include... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One-in-Four Deaths in Pregnancy Due to HIV in Worst-Affected Countries

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine report that the risk of pregnancy-related death is eight times higher for HIV-infected women than for uninfected women. In sub-Saharan countries with high HIV prevalence, one in... Read more »

HIV & Me: A Guide to Living With HIV for Hispanics - Pregnancy

In the dark old days of the late 1980s and early 1990s, when little HIV treatment was available, having HIV dashed all hopes of motherhood. But today, with the right care, a woman with HIV can expect to lead a long and healthy life. Preferred... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can pregnancy affect hiv results?

Exactly 4 weeks after having unprotected sex I found out that I was pregnant, and the same day I decided to take an HIV test. I took the OraQuick 1/2 HIV test, using blood. The results came negative, but I'm still worried that it can be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

Could pregnancy and termination affect CD4 count?

I have just been diagnosed HIV+ and my CD4 count is 208, but on the same day I had a medical abortion at 6 wks. Could pregnancy have caused my CD4 count to be low and is it likely that it will increase again now the abortion is complete?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Pregnancy can be associated with a decline in CD4 count, which usually recovers after pregnancy. However, your CD4 count is quite low and unlikely to be the result of just being pregnant. You count may recover somewhat, but I think you are looking... Read more »

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

Hi - I've read through this forum: 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 »

pregnancy (PREGNANCY)

I am 36 weeks pregnant with my thrid child recently my hiv test came back postive with an indeterminate western blot test and with one strand p24 reactive. I was sent to take a HIV DNA PCR test I am currently waiting for my results. Now my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I don't agree with your doctor's prediction!!! If you've had essentially no HIV exposure risk, you have essentially no reason to test HIV positive. I would anticipate your qualitative HIV DNA PCR will confirm your HIV-negative... Read more »
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7/9, New York, NY: Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Riverside Church NYC
90 Claremont Avenue, Room 10T
New York, NY

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Light Refreshments and Networking
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 90 Minute... 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. The result was negative. Should I test again or is 3 months good... Read more »

HIV and Pregnancy Article

Posted by Anonymous
Just thought I'd mention an informative article on HIV and pregnancy:

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Pregnancy and HIV false positive result

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 3 Replies
Hello everyone. I appreciate if anyone could answer my question regarding pregnancy and HIV False positive result.

My wife may be pregnant and she may be obtaing her routine blood test. I once read that if a pregnant woman was to take a HIV test, the... Read more »