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

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Women and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS (Acquired ImmuneDeficiency Syndrome) in America. While there were a handful of women amongthe first cases, AIDS was thought...
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Worried for good reason!!

First I would like to say thank you for such an informative web-site. I just realised that you guys take donations. It would be a pleasure for me to donate to such a worthy cause. Can you tell how I can do that? even if my question is not answered....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello 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 »

Indeterminate result HIV test 13 weeks pregnant (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE HIV TEST, 2011)

Hi, I'm sorry to ask this question, as I realise that there are lots of similar questions on the subject, but I wanted something a little more specific as I am so stressed out!I am 13 weeks pregnant with my second child and had my routine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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 »

Hiv testing in pregnant women

Can a pregnancy throw a hiv test off in either direction? I heard it could. Please respond waiting for results ...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The 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 »

Treatment for HIVpositive pregnant women

What is treatment for HIV positive pregnant woman?...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
There 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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Scared for good reason...

Posted by Parrothead, 3 Replies
I 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 »

Paranoid or good reason?

Posted by kleintje, 2 Replies
After 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.

So, the deal is...
I was cleared completely... Read more »

women, please give your opinion...

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
hi 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 »

Just found out last week,and pregnant

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I'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 »