Hiv testing during pregnancy

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Avatar m tn I recently attended a workshop on HIV (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.
Avatar f tn they drew out blood n said they always check for syphilis n aids mostly 3 times during a any other Dr doing that with you girls...n why so many times?
Avatar m tn For example, women with diabetes must be especially careful about keeping their blood glucose levels under control, both before they begin trying to conceive and during their pregnancy. Abnormal levels increase the risk of birth defects and other complications. This is also a good time to talk with your health care provider about other habits that can pose a risk to your baby, such as drinking alcohol or smoking.
Avatar f tn About 90 percent of those were infected with the virus during pregnancy or birth. HIV transmission from mother to child during pregnancy, labor, delivery or breastfeeding is called perinatal transmission. Perinatal HIV transmission is the most common way children are infected with HIV.
Avatar f tn No one in history got HIV from oral, so you are wasting your time testing for HIV - you might as well test for male pregnancy in case you got pregnant from oral too.
Avatar f tn in testing hep c during pregnancy, as it cannot be treated during pregnancy. I'm sorry that you're having to deal with this added stress, but I hope things work out for you.
Avatar f tn I'm married and faithful I believe my husband is faithful, but. I'm only accountable for my activities so when I get my annual I always get tested and likewise when I'm pregnant. I think that regardless of if she was telling the truth about it being mandatory, it should be mandatory for you.
8488481 tn?1410329809 I was tested at the beginning of my pregnancy for HiV which I know is routine for every mommy to be...& today my doctor sent me to take the test for a second time... I was just curious to know if this is also routine & if all mommy to be's take this test twice through out the pregnancy....btw he sent me to take this test the day after he swabbed me for STREP B...
Avatar n tn ) If somehow the wife contracts HIV during her pregnancy. There are medicines available which prevent HIV from passing to the unborn babies. Note: This info is from documentary i watched on TV.
Avatar f tn Then after I did my last cycle of chemo (high dose of cytarbine for 5 days ) on 8 Feburary 2016 and after 17 days I had Infection in PICC line so doctors removed it and had fever for 2 days then blood counts recovered by GCSF and finished chemo on 29 of Feburary 2016. My question is is it common to have these infection during chemo or I contacted hiv.
Avatar m tn , 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. So what could it be. I have no idea. A fungal infection perhaps- the time course is about right. You may never know but what I can say is that it certainly was not syphilis or HIV. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn =( No part of my body came in contact with her vaginal fluid, except possibly during oral. I did meet this girl a few months ago, so testing negative today could greatly ease my mind. My risky behavior: 1) protected sex with a sex worker 2) unprotected receptive oral (numerous) with sex worker 3) gave oral, but nothing too rough with sex worker I have read articles stating that oral poses a very low risk. My penis has no abrasions and no lesions.
Avatar f tn I also found that they can be common during pregnancy as a result of hormones but that they would be during the first and third trimesters. I am in my second so its scary to me! Each time the idea of getting another test pops into my head I remember your advice that doing so is keeping me from getting better. Even after an essentially non existent exposure I have tested negative 3 months after it and many many times before that . I'd say that is good evidence that I am negative!
Avatar m tn 20 Days: PCR DNA Test, HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, Rapid Hiv Test - All Negative 6 Weeks: HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, Rapid Test - Both Negative 13 Weeks: HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, Rapid Test - Both Negative 18 Weeks: Rapid Test: Negative 22 Weeks: Rapid Test: Negative 26 Weeks (six month) Rapid Test - Negative (essentially after the 13 week Labcorp testing, I have had 6 Rapid Tests out to six months that were negative) At this point can I safely rule out the possibility of HIV?
Avatar n tn Dr HHH-- I know your first thought is that you probably answer this question once a day, but it is worth my $15 to see your answer directly to me. I'm now 27 and am pregnant. I have been married four years. When I was 20 (yes, 7 years ago) I had one unprotected sex incident with a guy in college. He was a white, non drug user. College athlete, so he may have even had routine HIV tests. I've actually seen the guy recently, and he looks perfectly healthy. Within a few days, I had the flu.
Avatar f tn I was never checked for anything with my last pregnancy. After about 32ish weeks, it was confirmed that my placenta was still covering my cervix so we knew I had to have a csection that early on. (I was also never checked for dilation since I never started having contractions.) I'm now 34 weeks into this pregnancy and haven't been tested for anything yet either, but will be attempting vaginal labor this. (I'm assuming the swab tests will be here soon...).
Avatar f tn org/forums/Relationships/show/78 You have enough on your mind with the HIV testing, but after you resolve that, you may need those forums above. Very best to you, I hope everything works out okay. Please do let us know how the testing turns out.
Avatar m tn And on 7/20 I had an encounter where I had protected oral and vaginal sex. On 8/1 I had hiv testing (antibody) since I was worried about the sore throat that persists, and it came back negative. After 10 days, I noticed discharge on my underwear (it's dried fluid on my underwear, not sure if this is how discharge would be) but couldn't see color since my underwear is black. On the next few weeks, I had 4 unprotected intercourses oral and vaginal with my partner.
652407 tn?1300740799 21. July 2010 Early HIV treatment can save more children's lives Efforts worldwide on access to treatment for children with HIV have reached a new milestone, with 355 000 children receiving life-saving HIV treatment at the end of 2009, compared to 276 000 at the end of 2008; but many more lives could be saved if more infants started on medication earlier according to new recommendations from WHO.
233616 tn?1312790796 htm now I just happened to have had this testing done and my results arrived today. to my surprise I was CC on the rs 12979860 and TT on the rs 8099917 it doesn't get any better than that. this means that I should be able to clear with a PI added especially if I keep my IR down and get my Dietary restrictions in place.
Avatar n tn 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 hiv window period? Thanks for your reply. Hana K.C.
Avatar m tn NIAID-supported investigators are conducting an abundance of research on all areas of HIV infection, including developing and testing preventive HIV vaccines and new treatments for HIV infection and AIDS- associated opportunisitc infections. Researchers also are investigating exactly how HIV damages the immune system. This research is identifying new and more effective targets for drugs and vaccines.
Avatar f tn I work at an agency that does HIV testing and I have heard scenarios where a person was told that they were positive when in fact they were negative and vice versa. This was an ORASURE test. And since I've heard that I have been stressing and having all these symptoms. I have down pack all the symptoms of HIV .... early, late.. symptoms.
Avatar m tn it is not bad advaice it is just reality of facts, all hbvers are infected at birth because hbeag is able to infect even before birth when there is no immune system, there is even almost no medical reports on acute hbv becoming chronic since there are no enough cases to study so the few adults with chronic hbv reported are 3-4% with incompetent immune systems especially pregnant women who have suppressed immune system naturally during pregnancy the studies on acute hbv infections becoming chro
Avatar n tn And they are a lot of stories about them that they don't meet the criteria of HIV transmission but develop almost all the HIV symptoms. They tested for every 3 months intervals to get the result which are all negative!
Avatar n tn 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 hiv window period? Thanks for your reply. Hana K.C.
Avatar m tn There is a lot you don't know now that you will need to know before you can assimilate all the information to help you make decisions about treatment / pregnancy / treatment / no treatment / waiting / etc. All of that is going to depend on what a liver doctor finds out about your liver, mainly through labs and a liver biopsy - if you need a biopsy.
Avatar m tn Sharing contaminated syringes and needles 3.
Avatar n tn I have recurrent cold symptoms during my period. I have noticed the symptoms for about a year but for the last six months they have happened every month around the third day of my period. Symptoms include aching joints, blocked nose and headaches as well as generally feeling awful. Periods are heavy and painful with clotting for about seven-nine days. Cold Symptoms usually last 5-7days.