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Is Hiv Screening Mandatory In Pregnant Women

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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...
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... Read more »

Mandatory Testing for Pregnant Women

Knowing what is known today, why aren't all pregnant women tested for HIV? It just seems so... Read more »

Are pregnant women routinely screened fo rHIV?

Is theer any specialreason why a pre-natal doctor would ask for HIV test? Also:If someone was... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Health Minister Supports HIV Testing for Pregnant Women, Considers Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV Testing

Singapore Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said he supports compulsory HIV testing for pregnant women and is considering requiring couples to get tested for the virus before being married, Channel NewsAsia reports ( Channel NewsAsia , 12/4). Last... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malaysia to Impose Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV/AIDS Screening

Responding to reports of rising HIV infections among women, many of whom are believed to have been infected by their husbands, Malaysia's government has announced plans for mandatory pre-marriage HIV screening. "Next year, we will make it mandatory... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Faced With AIDS Crisis, Indian State Pushes for Mandatory HIV Screening

The southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is seeking tough new laws requiring mandatory pre-marriage HIV screening for couples, the health minister said Wednesday. "Several women's groups have approached us and demanded we toughen the laws to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Dakota Health Official Calls For Routine HIV Screening Among Pregnant Women

All pregnant women should be routinely tested for HIV to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus, a South Dakota Department of Health official said on Friday when announcing that two infants born in the state last year tested... 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 is pregnant and DOES NOT know his status...... He won't tell her... Read more »

Do thjey screen pregnant woman for hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My ex husband girlfriend is pregnant and she does not know that he has hiv. He swore to me he was careful. Will they screen her for HIV in her pregnancy? I am so freaked out. The baby is in danger and I don't want to get involved since he has... Read more »

Mandatory Testing

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
HIV2AIDS brought up an interesting point. That mandatory testing would rid us of the stigma that surrounds being HIV+. I'm just wondering, because over the years, the impression I've received from people scared to test was not that they were... 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 »