Newborns Recommended Testing For Hiv
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHola Antonio!Congratulations! WEPA!!!!Why is HIV testing different from cholesterol and anemia testing? Well, for one thing, you aren't at risk of being discriminated against if you happen to be anemic or have high cholesterol. There are very... Read more »
University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolIf the mother of the twins is HIV infected her antibodies to HIV were passed through the placenta to her babies; if the babies were tested for HIV antibodies they would test positive but not be necessarily infected; the sure way to determine if they... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramThank you for your question. In most (if not all) cases, when a mother is HIV positive, her antibodies will go into the bloodstream of her baby during pregnancy. Because if this, if we do an antibody test on a baby soon after birth, the baby will... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,HIV DNA PCR is the preferred virologic method for diagnosing HIV during infancy. Clinical studies have shown that by age 28 days, HIV DNA PCR is 96% sensitive and 99% specific for identifying HIV proviral DNA. When two HIV DNA PCR assays are... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesDo they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »
Posted by Jessie, 3 RepliesI recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI am not from the US, but I hold high regard for the CDC. I am a little confused by their recommendations regarding testing. As I understand it, they recommend 3 months is fine, unless one has been exposed to a known hiv risk. My comment is, quite... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousThis is sort of a question to any one who might know.
I know the CDC recommends 3 months, even up to 6 months for a defintive HIV test. But I have heard some diffentrent things.
I know 50% of people will test Poz after 25 days. But I read that the... Read more »
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