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Pregnant Women And Aids Tests

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Ask the Experts

Support systems available to pregnant women with AIDS

I am a grad. student in the social work field and my group is currently writing a macro paper dealing with pregnant women and their young babies who are HIV+. I am having problems finding support groups to write about. This paper is supposed to be...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...local perspective, I suggest that you contact a social work colleague at your nearest medical center that provides care for pregnant women and children. They should be able to provide an overview of available resources and contacts in your... Read more »

pregnancy and aids/hiv


Help for pregnant daughter with AIDS

My daughter is 4 months preg with twins and they wont allow her take anything but AZT. She is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Pregnant Women Tested for HIV/AIDS Without Consent

...Some Canadian doctors are breaking the law by automatically testing pregnant women for HIV/AIDS unless a woman has explicitly refused to be tested. The provinces of Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador have officially Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...testing and treatment, women with HIV can live as long as men. Women should get tested for HIV. This is especially true for pregnant women and women considering pregnancy. If they test positive for HIV, they can take steps to reduce the risk of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Efforts to Implement Routine HIV Testing Among Pregnant Women, Infants in New Jersey Should Be Supported, Editorial Says

... An effort by New Jersey Senate President Richard Codey (D) to require routine HIV testing among pregnant women and infants in the state "deserves support," a Newark Star-Ledger editorial says (Newark Star-Ledger , 3/26). Codey on Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey Legislature Approves Bill Requiring Pregnant Women, Some Infants to Receive HIV Tests

...New Jersey Assembly and Senate recently voted 74-5 and 37-0, respectively, to approve a bill ( S 2704 ) that would require all pregnant women and some infants in the state to be tested for HIV unless women choose in writing to opt out of the... 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 »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...with direct exposure to blood on the job. You are pregnant. There are now treatments that can greatly reduce the risk that a pregnant woman who has HIV will give the virus to her baby. You are a woman who wants to make sure you are not infected... Read more »

I am freaking out still 8 months later

Posted by Gator, 2 Replies
Would osmeone please listen to me ? 8 months ago I had a strep staph and yeast infection in my feet this went to my hands , i got hot one day playing softball last summer and boom this all went nuts, could too much heat exposure trigger HIV or... Read more »

Women's Aids rise due to lack of treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
The Body, Fall 2002: Women not going for treatment soon enough is a reason why Aids is rising in women in U.S.A. Don't know how much this rise is. You can read article by typing in "HIV and women fall 2002". Click on "Step Perspective, hiv in... Read more »