Hiv testing babies

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Avatar n tn Your HIV test results prove you don't have it. The specific answers to the questions below are: 1,2) None of your symptoms are typical of HIV. Even if they were, test results always outweigh symptoms in diagnosing HIV infecitons. ALWAYS. Accordingly, your test results prove HIV isn't the cause. I have no comment about stress or other possible causes; that's an issue for your personal health care provider.
Avatar f tn My Dr said you are supposed to get tested for it just to be safe and because now days so many babies are born with HIV or gonorrhea.
Avatar f tn First, you cannot transmit HIV to your unborn baby. HIV is contracted via blood, semen, breastmilk and vaginal fluids. 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 HIV 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.
Avatar f tn Is Hiv testing mandatory while your pregnant? I live in ny and today when i went to my ob the front desk wanted me to sign a paper for hiv testing and she said it was mandaroy and required by law BUT ON THE paper clearly said its voluntary any input??! I got tested in july and i know im clean just gets me upset that they said its mandatory i refused to sign and the lady was really annoyed and angry. Is this true??
Avatar f tn I dont disagree that you should be tested, an std can be harmful. frankly I think hiv testing should be mandatory also during pregnancy. But people should know just because this is what should happen it is not always the case.. my OB asks if i can leave a urine sample at each visit but they dont make me like say if i didnt have to go or something they wont try to make me drink to get a sample we just move on.
Avatar m tn This was after an encounter with a CSW in China where HepB is endemic (around 25% of population i believe) I have found that studies in 1989 have shown passive seroconversion in babies for HIV after HBIG shot due to the presence of HIV antibodies in the pooled plasma. My question is as follows: Is this HBIG shot likely to effect an HIV test in 2 weeks time (28 days post exposure)? What are the chances of an increased false positive?
Avatar n tn It is not possible to have HIV and have both negative HIV RNA testing and negative HIV antibody testing at the times your tests were done. I repeat: not possible. And test results always overrule symptoms and exposure history. The tests prove beyond all doubt that you did not catch HIV. Believe the results. You are home free and do not need any additional testing.
Avatar f tn my accurence happened on 8/22/2008 elisa on 10/30/2008- non reactive 11/03/2008 hiv 2 dna/rna qualitative real time -not dected 11/03/2008 hiv-2 proviral dna qualitative, pcr - not deceted means that im hiv neg. no further testing needed? i thought that i had to test again at 90 days and 6 months. Reported Report this Spam Abuse Was this comment helpful to you?
Avatar f tn It is LONG past time for you to move on. You were advised previously that your tests are conclusive. You do not have HIV. There is no such thing as HIV "hiding" from the tests. MOVE ON.
Avatar m tn This subject is discussed here ad nauseum. Anyone is free to decide for themselves when they feel comfortable testing. ON THIS FORUM, we adhere to the official guidelines, the doctors take a more liberal stance. Dr. HHH often posts a few links to posts he's made that explains in detail about testing protocols, and why they give the advice THEY do, and why we give the advice we do. They are a good read.
Avatar m tn Receipt of oral sex from a commercial sex worker in Ireland, followed by condom protected vaginal intercourse carries virtually no risk of HIV at all and no testing is needed, from a medical perspective for this exposure. Most CSWs do not have HIV and even if your partner did have HIV, the activities you engaged in id not put you at risk for HIV. Thus testing is not needed. You do not need to worry that the condom may have failed.
Avatar f tn During the early testing phase 80-90's but today hiv test are so sensitiveas 4th gen test can detect as early as 2 weeks. So no you do not have Hiv beleive it.
Avatar n tn Yes, they do have such HIV test. Check with your local HIV specialist.
Avatar m tn With regard to HIV testing, how come my clinic's website is saying it may take up to 6 months for antibodies for HIV to show up? I thought 3 months was accurate?
Avatar f tn 5 months, you can be confident that you do not have HIV. You do not need further testing. You do not have HIV and have no reason to worry aobut HIV.
Avatar m tn If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you. You don''t have an HIV concern. * Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusively negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to action by MedHelp.