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Should Woman Pregnant Take A Aids Test

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Women and HIV

How Serious Is HIV for Women? What Do Women Need to Know? What Do Researchers Need to Know? Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage grew to 27% in 2007 and appears stable through 2012. About 80% of women are infected through sex with an HIV-infected man (often an injection drug user), and many through injection drug use...
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HIV- woman gets pregnant by man with AIDS

I'm involved in a situation where the woman became pregnant by a man with AIDS. So far, she has tested negative. She is due late July and I have heard that even though she is HIV- right now, that during labor/birth, she may "cross...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The most common test used to screen for HIV infection screens for the presence of HIV antibodies in the blood. After exposure, it can take at least 6 weeks (sometimes longer), to make sufficient antibodies to be detected by the test. This is why we... Read more »


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
I have no idea what that means. HIV testing is usually performed first with a screening antibody test, and if positive, a confirmatory western blot test which should also be positive.... Read more »


Hello mrs Shanon :)I am in 6th month of pregnancy after ivf. I was tesetd hiv antibody negative before ivf. But, 1 year prior to test and in the time of test i was taking herbal tablets of herb called Peruvian maca. I would like to know is there any...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI have been asked many times if other medications, virus's, supplements etc could interfere with HIV test results and the answer is no. Because what the test is looking for is your body building antibodies against HIV. No matter what if you... Read more »

Pregnant woman w/ conflicting results

This is a very long story here. I was tested for HIV using the ELISA and Western Blot tests, both results came back positive. When I was told this, I requested to retake a test and see for myself. At this time I was then given an ora-quick test...
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
I would seek out an infectious disease or HIV expert to go over these findings and probably get another set of labs at this point. Time is important here because if HIV infection is present, HIV treatment decisions during pregnancy will have to be... Read more »
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Do thjey screen pregnant woman for hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My ex husband girlfriend is pregnant and she does not know that he has hiv. He swore to me he was careful. Will they screen her for HIV in her pregnancy? I am so freaked out. The baby is in danger and I don't want to get involved since he has... Read more »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies

i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she is pregnant and DOES NOT know his status...... He won't tell her... Read more »

HIV (Pregnant Woman)

Posted by Vinay007, 1 Reply
Hi All !

My girlfriend is pregnant past 8 months.We did test for HIV in a well reputated hospital in August and fairly it was negative.But after having test she went to her mother house.There she went to a district hospital as a place is not well... Read more »

Worried pregnant woman

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My boyfriend was in risk with a positive girl several times in the past, and probably infected me with HPV. Now, I am pregnant . Hes been testing for three years ( seven Elisas, always negative ). Now I am worried because of my baby. Can three... Read more »