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Pregnant Women Hiv Test

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Help! Scared Pregnant Women with an Equivical HIV Test.

I had an HIV test as required for my pregnancy. The test came back equivical or basically a dud. My. Doctor said that it was not negative and it was not positive either. After talking to specialists, he decided not to repeat the Western Blot, which...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It is very important to know just what tests were performed and what the exact results were. I assume a screening antibody ELISA test was performed and based on those results a western blot was then performed. I can't comment on the interpretation... Read more »

Hiv testing in pregnant women

Can a pregnancy throw a hiv test off in either direction? I heard it could. Please respond waiting... Read more »

required hiv testing for pregnant women

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Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Georgia Gov. Perdue Signs Bill That Would Require Doctors to Offer Pregnant Women HIV Tests

...Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) on Thursday signed into law a bill ( HB 429 ) that would require doctors in the state to offer pregnant women HIV tests, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 5/18). The bill,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana Encourages Pregnant Women to Get HIV Tests

...Day last Tuesday, the Indiana State Department of Health and several partner organizations kicked off a campaign to encourage pregnant women to be tested for HIV. More than 8,000 U.S. children have acquired HIV from their mothers, making this the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Facing Deadline, Nevada Lawmakers Pass Proposal to Require HIV Tests for Pregnant Women

... Among other actions Thursday, the Nevada Assembly approved SB 266, which requires doctors to offer pregnant women an HIV test as part of prenatal care. Back to other news for May 2007 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Pregnant Women May Face HIV Test

...Thursday, the House Health and Human Services Committee approved a bill that would require Georgia doctors to offer HIV tests to pregnant women. Under House Bill 429, doctors would also be required to refer HIV-infected women to counseling and... Read more »
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Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and breastfeeding. However, there are medicines that can reduce this risk. The sooner a pregnant woman knows she has HIV, the sooner she can begin treatment to lower the risk of passing the virus to her baby... Read more »

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 »

Married to West African

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
And have only dated African men for the past 10 years or more. I see very little about the risks from dating African men in the states on any website. What is this about HIV-2? What are the symptoms of that? Are they the same as for HIV-1? And,... Read more »

freaking out

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Had randon unsafe sex once prior to marriage. Our state does not require blood tests prior to marriage, but does require all pregnant women to have HIV test. Now I'm freaking out. Supidly, I was not tested after the unsafe sexual encounter. ... Read more »