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Is There A Mandatory Hiv Test At Birth

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Are babies tested for HIV at birth?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Are babies tested for HIV at birth, if the mother wasn't tested during pregnancy? If so, are the parents notified if the results are positve?I
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...actually a very controversial subject. At the present time, I knowof no place that requires babies to be tested for HIV at birth. If such apolicy were in place, it would be more like testing the mother rather thanthe child. This is because,... Read more »

birth control and HIV test

Indeterminate Results My 2 Western Blots(a week apart)came out indeterminate, the 2 bands read... Read more »

Anonymous HIV Testing

1: By October, 2007 the CDC will eliminate federal funding for States that endorse the UI testing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New State Regulation Requires All Infants Born in New York Be Tested for HIV Within 12 Hours of Birth

...within 12 hours of birth, the New York Post reports. Under the rule, which takes effect Nov. 1, the results of the newborn's HIV test must be reported to health care workers within 12 hours of birth so that treatment to prevent vertical HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada: Officials Urge HIV Testing Before Births

...of Nevada-Las Vegas on Friday, a panel of federal, state and local health officials spoke of the need for statewide prenatal HIV testing to avoid mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT). With rapid HIV testing, a mother of unknown serostatus... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Courier Post reports (Hester, AP/Cherry Hill Courier Post , 5/13). Current state law requires health care providers to offer HIV tests to pregnant women. Codey's bill would require pregnant women to be tested for HIV as early as possible in... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Commentary: The Histrionic Push for Mandatory Perinatal HIV Testing

...Research overwhelmingly shows that voluntary HIV testing programs are working for pregnant women and that maternal-fetal transmission rates are dropping. The threat of mandatory testing Read more »
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Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...infected. Doctors may suggest and HIV PCR test if they think a person has been infected with HIV in the past few days or weeks. Is HIV testing ever mandatory? In New York State, HIV testing is generally voluntary and cannot be done without the... Read more »


Posted by verrucktpj, 1 Reply
...Do the armed forces require hiv testing? Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

I want to share...

Posted by giaobsession, 3 Replies
...I went to my ob/gyn after I miscarried just to make sure everything was ok, and to get anotehr form of birth control (lol). Anyways, I asked her if it could be possible to miscarry from stress, and she said absolutely. She asked me what Read more »