Is Hiv Screening Mandatory In Pregnant Women

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have
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Mandatory Testing for Pregnant Women

Knowing what is known today, why aren't all pregnant women tested for HIV? It just seems so stupid to me. It should be routine. If we had this technology with other diseases I'm sure they would test then, such as cancer. It is just ignorance and...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...mother-to-child transmission. We also know that risk-based screening can miss many HIV positive women. As a result, testing for ALL pregnant women is now recommended as a routine part of prenatal care. Read more »

Mandatory Testing for Pregnant Women

When we now know that today's medicines can prevent a child from being born with HIV, why are we not puruing mandatory testing? Knowing that civil rights of women are the common answer, is it not time in this new millenium to speak for the unborn...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
What would your next step be? Would you also "mandate" that the woman take medicine to protect the child? Would you knock her out and place a stomach tube to force her to take the medicine? I am not sure who you are to believe that you ought to be... Read more »


Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...agoshould seek testing and counseling. In the U.S., mother-to-infant transmission has dropped to just a few cases each year because pregnant women are routinely tested for HIV. Those who test positive can get drugs to prevent HIV from being... Read more »

Under what circumstances should a person be tested for HIV?

You have many articles on your site as to when testing for HIV is *NOT* appropriate. Under what conditions is testing for HIV appropriate?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...state, from province to province, and from country to country. Contact your local health department for more information about mandatory testing laws where you live.More detailed information about the risks for HIV and other STDs can be found... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe Shifts From Voluntary HIV Testing to Provider-Initiated Testing in Response to Epidemic

...that is being implemented in Zimbabwe's prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission initiative. Under the initiative, all pregnant women are tested for HIV unless they decline, Mugurungi said, adding that pregnant women also are encouraged to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut: HIV-Infected Newborn Rate Plummets law, if expectant mothers refuse testing, newborns are tested without the mothers' consent. "With the screening law, every pregnant woman is screened," said James Hadler, a state epidemiologist. Before the mandatory screening law was passed,... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

AIDS Action Calls On Mandatory Testing Proponents To End Misinformation Campaign

...AIDS Action believes that all efforts should be made to curb the spread of HIV among pregnant women and newborns. We also believe, however, that federal policies meant to achieve this goal must be grounded in the reality of sound Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey Senator to Introduce Bill That Would Require Pregnant Women, Infants to Receive HIV Tests

...although it said testing "should be voluntary and free of coercion." According to Codey, the "additional benefit" of testing every pregnant woman in the state includes reducing the stigma associated with testing women based on high-risk... Read more »
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Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Hello, i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and breastfeeding. However, there are medicines that can reduce this risk. The sooner a pregnant woman knows she has HIV, the sooner she can begin treatment to lower the risk of passing the virus to her baby... Read more »

where to find a hiv specialist for pregnant women in Atlanta area

Posted by nandi26, 1 Reply
...Im looking for phone numbers of doctors or institutions in the Atlanta area that treat pregnant hiv women. thank you. Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous great risk." The report dispels myths that the virus could be spread by mosquitoes and recommends that the U.S. not pursue mandatory testing or quarantines. Many are surprised that Koop, an evangelical Christian working for a conservative... Read more »
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