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When Does An Obgyn Calls For An Hiv Test

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Ob-Gyns Unaware of State Requirements for Recommending HIV Tests, Survey Says

Although almost all ob-gyns recommend HIV testing to all their pregnant patients, some are unclear about state requirements for recommending tests, according to a survey published in the November edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology , Reuters ... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

Washington, D.C. -- With the overhaul of the nation's health care system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lesotho Prime Minister Undergoes Public HIV Test, Calls on Other African Leaders to Be Tested to Reduce AIDS Stigma

Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili on Saturday underwent a public HIV test and called on other African leaders to do the same to reduce the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports. Thabang Motsoasele, director of information... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Does regular Ob/Gyn routine detect HIV?

Dear Dr. Bob,I broke up with my ex-boyfriend in April, and just found out that he had quite a few sexual relationships during our relationship. Not very nice, isn't it? I had a regular woman care check in October, and all the test results are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A routine STD screen certainly should include HIV-antibody testing; however, there is no guarantee it was actually performed. I would suggest you contact the doctor who performed your "regular woman care check" and ask exactly what... Read more »

Re:incorrect info.from OB-GYN Nurse

Thank you Dr.Bob for your response to my "accuracy of negative test" anxiety's due to my nurse. It did help and I am currently in the process of looking for a new OB.I still have some anxiety's about being intimate with my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're welcome. I do hope that nurse has been fired from her job by now. Don't forget to advise your OB why you are leaving his/her practice. And remember, HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. OK?Dr. BobCan I trust my negative... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »

Would I get a call from the heath department if I've been tested positive

would I recieve a phone call from the health dept after being tested positive for HIV?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.The answer to your question would depend entirely on where you live. Some public health departments try to track down the persons with named, positive tests (as opposed to anonymous tests); the goal here is to make sure the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Wondered if anyone out there knew of an OB/GYN in the Nashville TN area that specializes in HIV + women. Have been having trouble with yeast infections (how I found out I was poz) and would like to see a female preferable with sympathy towards my... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know of a confidential (and confident) HIV provider (OB/GYN) in Brooklyn,NY or NYC area for pregnancy care? Thank you Read more »

Searching for an OB/GYN in NY, pregnant and HV+I

Posted by Shada
URGENT!I'm PREGNANT and very new in new york and i'm seraching for a very good OB/GYN in NY. I'm searching for someone competent and who will not judje me just because i'm HIV+; Thank you for HELP; Read more »


Posted by NW715, 1 Reply
To all those who are truly educated on the topic of hiv:
I have called numerous infectious disease offices and not one nurse can answer my question! I have attempted to research the topic, but have come up with minimal answers.

Can someone please... Read more »