What Are Some Good Reasons That Pregnant Women Should Get Tested For AIDS?
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Jock,Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who has contracted HIV. The only reason to get HIV tested is if you've placed yourself at risk for HIV (unprotected sex, sharing IV needles, etc.). If you've tested negative... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible and hence so is your chance of being HIV infected. Please note an "indeterminate" result is not a "positive" result! Pregnancy can induce nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies that can... Read more »
University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolThe screening tests for HIV antibodies work as well to detect HIV infection in pregnant women as in non-pregnant individuals. One note, however, is that there can be a slight increase in false positive results on the ELISA tests during pregnancy --... Read more »
University of Utah, School of MedicineThere are at least three issues for an HIV infected pregnant woman. First, what is the best treatment for her? Second, what is the best treatment for preventing infection of the baby she is carrying. Third, does she want to consider having a planned... Read more »
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Posted by Parrothead, 3 RepliesI am a 20 year old woman and I am concerned about a sexual experience that happened back in mid September 2003. I had intercourse with a bi sexual man. It was unprotected briefly but then I made him put on a condom. He never ejaculated and normally... Read more »
Posted by kleintje, 2 RepliesAfter last time's test, I was determined to never have to go through it again. However, I failed.
I got together with a new partner who was not promiscuous. Somehow ended up with unprotected sex twice.
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I was cleared completely... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replieshi everyone. this is sort of an ethical question.
i was recently diagnosed HIV positive - i found out because i was pregnant. the doctor who gave me the news advised me to terminate the pregnancy and i did. i regret that decision so much. i am 26... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 5 RepliesI'm writing from the college today, and earlier I had a teacher tell me that maybe I should go home because I look like I don't feel well. I just found out the results last week at my baby doctor. I'M DUE IN JULY. I almost fainted in the... Read more »
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