Will You Get An Hiv Test After Giving Birth

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Are babies tested for HIV at birth?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Are babies tested for HIV at birth, if the mother wasn't tested during pregnancy? If so, are the parents notified if the results are positve?I
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...actually a very controversial subject. At the present time, I knowof no place that requires babies to be tested for HIV at birth. If such apolicy were in place, it would be more like testing the mother rather thanthe child. This is because,... Read more »

birth control and HIV test

Indeterminate Results My 2 Western Blots(a week apart)came out indeterminate, the 2 bands read... Read more »

trying to understand

i was diagnosed in 2002 during prenatal testing.i started meds during my 4th month of pregnancy and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New State Regulation Requires All Infants Born in New York Be Tested for HIV Within 12 Hours of Birth

...within 12 hours of birth, the New York Post reports. Under the rule, which takes effect Nov. 1, the results of the newborn's HIV test must be reported to health care workers within 12 hours of birth so that treatment to prevent vertical HIV... Read more »
The Body PRO

Number of HIV-Infected Women Giving Birth in U.S. Increased 40% From 2000 to 2006, Estimates Show

...message is that, obviously, prevention and services need to be targeted at this growing number of [HIV-infected] women who are giving birth, and that we need better information on the group of women we're looking at. At this point, we have no... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada: Officials Urge HIV Testing Before Births

...of Nevada-Las Vegas on Friday, a panel of federal, state and local health officials spoke of the need for statewide prenatal HIV testing to avoid mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT). With rapid HIV testing, a mother of unknown serostatus... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...mother's antibodies are passed to the baby. This does not mean the baby is infected. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV tests. Another test, similar to the HIV viral load test (See Fact Sheet 125 , Viral Load Tests), can be used to... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such person... Read more »


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...Do the armed forces require hiv testing? Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...infected. Doctors may suggest and HIV PCR test if they think a person has been infected with HIV in the past few days or weeks. Is HIV testing ever mandatory? In New York State, HIV testing is generally voluntary and cannot be done without the... Read more »

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Posted by giaobsession, 3 Replies
...I went to my ob/gyn after I miscarried just to make sure everything was ok, and to get anotehr form of birth control (lol). Anyways, I asked her if it could be possible to miscarry from stress, and she said absolutely. She asked me what Read more »