Hiv testing in pregnancy

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I recently attended a workshop on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> (in Singapore). According to them, it takes at least one litre of saliva to infect another person with HIV. Even if you spit in jug, it will take hours to get one litre of saliva. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE ONE LITRE OF SALIVA DURING ORAL SEX. SO MOVE ON AND RELAX.
No, if the protection you used did not fail, you are OK. However, you can not judge your status based on your partner's test results. Remember HIV is difficult to pass along. Some couples in which one person is negative and the other is positive go for long periods of time without the negative person getting infected. Your risk while performing protected sex is near zero and the same goes for oral (protected or not). I don't see a need to stress over this incident.
Umm, I have only been tested for stds/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> in the beginning of my pregnancy
I don't remember <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Testing</span> for that with my first pregnancy. Anybody else get tested for this? Is it mandatory now?
The only risk to your baby would be during birth- and in that case they'd deliver them very carefully via c-section. If you were <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> positive your doctor would definitely notify you; whether they wait until your next appointment or not is per their discretion. Most of the time, if it is negative, they never bring the tests up. They only bring it up if you test positive on something.
Is there any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Testing</span> kit for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> like as for a Pregnancy Test? If there is..what the brand and how much could it cost.. Kinda afraid to go to a Doctor and let somebody know. because here in the country were I'm staying..they will lock you up first in jail before sending to your country of origin..
1) yes that is strange, you can check with the STD Forum 2) There are effective in preventing HIV when used correctly 3) No the needled would not be re-used 4)Using condom for vaginal/anal sex is safe and prevents transmission 5)Yes, that is true...
As I said in my intitial response, symptoms are meaningless in evaluating risk for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span>. Your symptoms are due to something other than HIV. the so called ARS syndrome is only a useful designation to reasearchers after the fact, not in situations such as yours.
Factors that raise the risk are recent HIV infection (within 3 months), advanced <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> disease, STDS (especially genital HSV-2) in either partner, and if the male partner is uncircumcised. Things that reduce it are for the infected person to be taking anti-HIV drugs, to have a relatively healthy immune system, and to have a low HIV viral load (i.e., not much virus in the blood) -- and, of course, consistent condom use.
Much of what kind of OB care you receive and what kinds of tests are done during pregnancy depends on who your doctor is and what they deem "appropriate." What one particular OB (or nurse-midwife) practices can be quite different from what another does, and it also varies from patient to patient. Sometimes doctors make decisions to test for certain things only if patients fall into certain "risk" groups.
and like doctor said he is not a psyciatric...he is proffesional in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Testing</span>...and G-Man...i got tested yesterday came out negative and the lady who performed the test..she has been doing this for 20 years and she told me the same thing as doc....4-6 weeks ...and if you get test after 90 days it is 100% conclusive....lets talk about cdc...and other company...well ..like it has been said before here...it is set up by lawyers....and this DOC HHH has been doing this for 30 years...
Hey, I am 16 and I 'messed around' with my bf in oct (finger+wank) and his penis touched my bits but It didn't go up! He said he didn't ***, I weent for sa pregnancy test in the walk in in dcemeber and the begingin of this month(jan). Both negative. I think I had a period after it happened in oct but I never in nov or decemeber, its now coming up to jan. And still so scared even tho the nurses said I shouldn't be, what do youse think?
Is this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> related or should I test in 1months time which would be 3 months from my last encounter in march or no need to test? Would this have any effect if I want to marry. My docters suggestion: "Repeated sexual encounters with multiple partners definitely exposes one to risk of STD/HIV.As you have developed skin problem right now ,you must get all tests for STD/HIV at frequent intervals as HIV virus has long incubation periods .
The exposure you describe did not put you at risk for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> is not spread through masturbation (fingering) even though in the process persons make get a partner's genital secretions on one another. Your test results validate this. Tests for HIV antibodies are conclusive at any time 8 or more weeks following exposure. You have been tested three times and can have complete faith in the test results. Pregnancy does not change the reliability of the tests at all.
The entry point for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> is the male urethra in this context, therefore, if it remains covered, it worked. Using a condom inside out will decrease the effectiveness of protection for other STDs and sometimes pregnancy (due to where the spermicial is placed), but not HIV. If you used a new condom out of the wrapper, most likely you had it on right anyway. They can only be rolled down onto the penis one way. You are fine...no risk, no need for Testing.
) from a single encounter would be better than her getting pregnant (without contraceptive) in a single encounter. According to the attached links, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> can be normally dormant for 10 years; rapid progressors in 5 years and about 5-10% in 15+ years. Herpes can also be dormant for 15+ years...so safe-sex at home may be your salvation to keeping your marriage intact...explaining 'Why?' may be as difficult as experiencing a divorce.
I got pregnant and was tested in the middle of my pregnancy for all STDs including <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span>. (Elisa <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> 1 and 2 Combo Antibodies). NEGATIVE for everything. I had my baby and moved on with my life. I recently got out of a relationship with a guy after finding out he cheated on me. He got tested (over 3 months exposure) for everything and was negative. I have been having weird symptoms lately (yeast..sore throat) and have convinced myself that either my test was wrong or his was wrong.
I am definitely going to take another test after 6 months, I just need your opinion on the negative result of my tests taken up to now - do you think they are conclusive enough? Can changes in immunity system during pregnancy also alter (i.e. prolong) the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> window period? Thanks for your reply. Hana K.C.
I am definitely going to take another test after 6 months, I just need your opinion on the negative result of my tests taken up to now - do you think they are conclusive enough? Can changes in immunity system during pregnancy also alter (i.e. prolong) the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> window period? Thanks for your reply. Hana K.C.
Having said that, I don't think we need to deal with your questions about syphilis in your wife or congenital syphilis. In terms of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span>, I am not perfectly sure of the timing of your most recent test. Irrespective however, once again., HIV transmission through masturbation is unheard of and the lesion you describe is not the least bit suggestive of HIV. In addition, if you have acquired HIV, you would have developed a positive test by 6 weeks after your exposure at least 95% of the time.
The index values for an Elisa test is computer generated, on a same sample, the same lab can bear different results. To quote the good Dr. Bob. Think of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> test as a pregnancy test, either you are or you are not. The Index value on the Elisa test does not matter unless they are above the cut off point or in the indeterminate range.
At times I have moments of clarity and rational thought, and then other times I wake up in the morning and it's all I can think/worry about. This has truly been a reality check for me. My lifestyle is not worth the worry anymore. My life has been a mess the last 18 months, and to test today would at least rule out the other 2 dozen+ times I have put myself at risk (I actually lost count months ago). In fact, for 4+ years I have put myself at risk off and on.
say in the worst case scenario that she had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span>, does that change your opinion? would you recommend getting tested in that instance? sorry, thats it... i guess i am just as paranoid as everyone else who posts here. my wife and i are thinking abt trying to get pregnant, thus the heightened worried feelings, particualry abt HIV and herpes (as i heard herpes can cause problems w babies).
Ten weeks is plenty of time for both <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> and syphilis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Testing</span>. You can be certain the results will be negative.
Let me state emphatically that you cannot get HIV from the test. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span> cannot live in the air period even in this sealed package. Think about it, deep down inside you know there is no HIV. The problem is that you want control and closure and it is driving you crazy not to have that closure. Even though you have been given negative results multiple times, you still doubt.
in the case that the woman in pregnancy is infected by Herpes in the last three month of her pregnancy, what she should deal with this situation?
8 weeks is fine. No further <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Testing</span> is needed. You are 100% in the clear with respect to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HIV</span>, not 99%. However, many health agencies continue to adhere to the now outmoded advice about Testing at 3 months. So you could test yet one more time if you need the additional reassurance. But truly 8 weeks is fine.
The HCV antibody test is intended to screen large numbers of people in a cost effective manor, and ix indeed subject to false positive results. If you receive a reactive/positive result for HCV, further Testing will be required. You won’t be offered treatment based on the initial test results. I don’t believe pregnancy affects HCV antibody results.
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