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What Are Some Good Reasons That Pregnant Women Should Get Tested For AIDS?

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...counseling and testing during pregnancy. Many of the perinatal HIV infections each year can be attributed to the lack of timely HIV testing and treatment of pregnant women. However, the antibody test may not be sufficient for a pregnant woman who has had known recent exposure to HIV. In such cases, a viral load test that tests for the actual virus (rather than antibodies) may be ordered by a physician to help the woman make more informed...
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Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on thebody.com about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain what is going on...I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic.My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final?I need to continue... Read more »

HIV (Pregnant Woman)

Dear Doctor,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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain what is going on...I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic.My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final?I need to continue... Read more »

Pregnant, + ELISA, indeterminate western blot (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I saw some threads about this subject - my OB informed me of a positive ELISA test and indeterminate western blot for HIV in my pregnancy bloodwork. He has now drawn more blood to send off for a PCR test. From research I've done, it is really rare...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain what is going on...I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic.My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final?I need to continue... Read more »

Indeterminate wb (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

My wife and I just started an IVF cycle in feb of this year. We were both tested for stds and hiv and both tested negative. The first live ivf cycle failed and in April we transferred two of our frozen. The embryos are ours (my sperm, her eggs).We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain what is going on...I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic.My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final?I need to continue... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...HIV-infected woman's health. "Short-course" ART to prevent infection of a newborn is not the best choice for the mother's health. If a pregnant woman takes ART only during labor and delivery, HIV might develop resistance. This can reduce the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...Virginia. † Women who receive health care in facilities in which prenatal screening identifies at least one HIV-infected pregnant woman per 1,000 women screened. Women who are known to be at high risk for acquiring HIV (e.g., injection-drug... Read more »
The Center for HIV Law and Policy

Lost in the Shuffle: Women's Right to Choose, Not Just Refuse, HIV Testing

...isolation. These real consequences of an HIV-positive result merit explicit discussions with patients. Yet SB-179 assumes a pregnant woman doesn't merit an explanation of the purpose and meaning of an HIV test, nor can she be trusted to make an... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...count: You have or had symptoms of AIDS (such as opportunistic infections, also called OIs) You are a pregnant woman You have HIV-related kidney disease You need treatment for hepatitis B... Read more »
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How to fight HIV - Public Health Reform

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...NEGATIVE folks reason please. My proposal: 1. Mandatory HIV testing for all folks that go to ERs 2. Mandatory HIV testing for pregnant women 3. Mandatory HIV testing for matriculating students at college 4. Mandatory HIV testing for all people... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FELLOW MAN

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...extreme side effects and death. Many people have lost their insurance, their jobs, their homes and families. Some commit suicide. Pregnant women are forced to take AZT, deliver by C-section, and are prohibited from breast feeding. Babies are... Read more »

Just found out 2 days ago...

Posted by Iris, 15 Replies
...tell you anything over the phone, blah blah blah...I remember even kind of joking about the HIV test...haha, yeah no way!! (I tested negative last March). I get to the Drs. office at 3pm - nurse (midwife) walks in, and pretty much jumps right... Read more »