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Newborns Recommended Testing For Hiv

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HIV testing in newborn babies

Hi Rick and staff... Im butting heads with my girlfriend about this question. Will a baby born to an HIV+ mother ALWAYS be + for the HIV antibody (not the virus)...Thanks..2 PLWAS in disagreement
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...birth, the baby will test HIV positive, regardless of whether the baby is infected or not. Because of this, antibody testing in newborn babies is not a reliable way to determine if the baby is infected or not. For more information on this... Read more »

HIV Testing in Newborn

We want to adopt twins girls from Guatemala. They were born in Dec 03. I have been told that both... Read more »

newborn testing for hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey to Make HIV Testing Routine for Pregnant Women, Newborns

...measure that will make HIV testing a routine part of prenatal care. "We can significantly reduce the number of infections to newborns and help break down the stigma associated with the disease," said Codey, the Essex County Democrat who is acting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Testing Newborns for HIV Can Save Lives

... On World AIDS Day, four UN agencies reported that earlier diagnosis and treatment of HIV-infected newborns can boost their survival rate. However, many now slip through the cracks of poor health care systems, the agencies said. In Read more »
Project Inform

Striking a Balance: HIV Testing for Pregnant Women and Newborns

...pregnancy, counseling discussing a safe pregnancy, including prevention of HIV, should be a standard part of all care. Testing Newborns HIV testing of newborns is different than testing pregnant women. Depending on the type of test used, babies... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona: HIV Test Helps Mothers Protect Newborns

...Children's Hospital's Dr. Janice Piatt says she has met "so many women who only found out they had the virus because they were tested in pregnancy." Of 70-75 kids with HIV that the hospital is following, most were infected before or during birth... Read more »
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Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

The RNA test.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
I have took the I believe it is called an "RNA" test because no antibodies have been found in my body so this test will look for the virus itself in my blood.I just want to know is this very accurate? Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...tests are most frequently used for screening blood donations and donor organs for HIV, while DNA PCR tests are used for testing newborn babies born to HIV positive mothers. Both types of test can be used to measure the amount of virus that is... Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...tests are most frequently used for screening blood donations and donor organs for HIV, while DNA PCR tests are used for testing newborn babies born to HIV positive mothers. Both types of test can be used to measure the amount of virus that is... Read more »