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Pregnant Women Hiv Positive

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survey Finds 29% of Pregnant Women in South Africa Are HIV Positive

"About 29 percent of South African pregnant women were living with HIV in 2009," according to the findings of a survey (.pdf), released by South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi last week, IRIN/ PlusNews reports (11/12). "The survey... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Who Take One Dose of Nevirapine at Delivery Could Develop Drug-Resistant HIV, Study Says

HIV-positive pregnant women who take a single dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine at delivery to prevent vertical HIV transmission later could develop drug-resistant HIV, according to a study presented on Monday at the 11th Conference on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Toronto Program Focuses on Pregnant HIV-Positive Women

Jay MacGillivray, a midwife who specializes in working with HIV-positive women, and Dr. Mark Yudin, an obstetrician, have developed the Positive Pregnancy Programme at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada. The program attends to HIV-positive... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Abortions in pregnant HIV positive women

Should a pregnant woman be advised to have an abortion when she is HIV positive? Reasons for yes and no....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Regardless of whether a woman has HIV or not, the abortion issue is an extremely controversial one. It is not my position to tell a woman whether she should have an abortion or not. The decision on whether she should... Read more »

False positive results in pregnant women

Can a false positive result occur in the HIV test by ELISA in pregnant women?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes, it has been reported. If the ELISA is positive an HIV PCR would be the best test to determine if the infection is real. DTD... Read more »

False Positive Results in Pregnant Women

I am 9 weeks pregnant with my second child and have been with the same partner for 8 years. During my first pregnancy, I was test for the HIV virus and was negative (this was five years ago.) Neither my husband or I have been exposed to the virus...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
False positive results occur commonly with the Elisa test which is the reason a western blot test is performed if the Elisa test is positive; the western blot test is very sensitive and specific; if the western blot test is performed correctly fals... Read more »

required hiv testing for pregnant women

What types of drug regimen for HIV positive pregnant women are there?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
There are many different drug regimens that can be used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to infant. Some of the more common regimens are AZT + 3TC, AZT + 3TC + nelfinavir, or AZT + 3TC + Nevirapine.BJ... Read more »
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Pregnant and HIV positive: Need support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a 32 year old woman. I found out that I was HIV positive in 1996. I had a 2 year old son and an eight month old at the time. I am pregnant now. I have NEVER taken any medication and I have never had a detectable viral load. I do not know any... Read more »

Pregnant and False- positive

Posted by pregnant2009, 3 Replies
I am 9month pregnant and two weeks ago my Ob doctor ordered me a HIV test. Last week the result came in and it was positive. Then he took my blood again to confirm.
I was shocked by the result. I didn't know whether the new born baby will be... 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 »

Childbirth Ed for HIV positive women

Posted by Anonymous
The Sister's Upper Room is an Alternative Women's Health practice in Harlem that offers both traditional and holistic services to women. In addition we offer Women's healthcare workshops and specialized Women's health classes, specific to women's... Read more »