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If I Have Hiv And Am Pregnant Does This Mean My Child Will Be Hiv Positive

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Pregnant with 3rd child and HIV false positive

This is my 3rd child and I went to take the usual blood work. My Elisa test came back positive, however, my western blot came back negative. I know from your answers to the other questions regarding the same thing has come back that they are not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would suggest you ask your obstetrician to consult with an HIV specialist rather than a blood specialist.A qualitative HIV PCR DNA test can be helpful in sorting out confusing HIV-antibody test results, because PCR testing does not rely on... Read more »

HIV Positive and pregnant (CHOOSING AN HIV SPECIALIST 2009)

I tested positive in 2006 and haven't gone for any check up's to check my cd4 count and now I'm pregnant and still afraid to go for a check up. My husband is also positive and we still have sex without a condom, what are the chances...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I find it terribly unfortunate and a bit sad that fear has prevented you from getting appropriate monitoring and treatment for your HIV disease. I hope you realize that by not getting the care you need, you are allowing the virus to replicate... Read more »

I got PREGNANT with a man HIV POSITIVE

Hello dear Bobby,I live with my husband who is hiv positive. Recently we had unprotected sex and I got pregnant. Does it mean that I am positive too or is it still 1/300 as statistics say?Thank you for your advice.R.N...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello RN,The pregnancy does not really alter statistical probabilities, but that really isn't the point here, is it? Unprotected sex does place you at risk for pregnancy and STD's. You need HIV testing, and if positive, the help of an HIV... Read more »

pregnant, HIV-test positive

hi DR, my wife 12 weeks pregnant and she tested for her HIV-test prenatal screening..and results turn out to be reactive (low titer)..me and my wife are doctors(medical personal)...for myself HIV-test negative.. My wife 4 years ago hospitalised for...
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
You don't indicate what kind of HIV test was performed, and whether a confirmatory test (like a HIV western blot) was performed. Thus, it is hard to know what the interpretation of the screening test means.... Read more »
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Pregnant and HIV positive: Need support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a 32 year old woman. I found out that I was HIV positive in 1996. I had a 2 year old son and an eight month old at the time. I am pregnant now. I have NEVER taken any medication and I have never had a detectable viral load. I do not know any... Read more »

hiv and a pregnant girl

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if i was hiv positvie and i got a girl pregnant.......does that give her a much higher risk of contracting the virus? sorry if i seem ignorant im real scared and i dont know much about hiv? thanks for your responses people Read more »

HIV & Child Custody

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Does anyone know the laws regarding hiv and child custody? My ex is saying she is too afraid to let me have my kids unsupervised. That I might have a blood accident or something and not tell her or not protect them. She said that because I am... Read more »

POSITIVE COUPLE SEEKING TO ADOPT A HIV+ CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
MY HUSBAND AND i HAVE BEEN HAPPILY MARRIED FOR OVER 7 YEARS AND WEVE KNOWN OF OUR HIV STATUS THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME. WE ARE SEEKING TO ADOPT AN HIV POSITIVE CHILD. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF POSITIVE PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO LEAGALLY ADOPT AND IF SO HOW WE... Read more »