Hiv testing in pregnancy

Common Questions and Answers about Hiv testing in pregnancy


Avatar f tn Umm, I have only been tested for stds/hiv in the beginning of my pregnancy
Avatar m tn Unless someone lives in an HIV endemic area such as an inner city, is an immigrant from a country with high HIV prevalence, is bisexual or a partner of a bisexual, or is an injection drug user or commercial sex worker, the prevalence of HIV in people without these risk factors is extremely low- less than 1 in 1000 people.
Avatar f tn t remember testing for that with my first pregnancy. Anybody else get tested for this? Is it mandatory now?
Avatar f tn I got pregnant and was tested in the middle of my pregnancy for all STDs including HIV. (Elisa HIV 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.
Avatar n tn I am from Canada and right now I am living in Turkey. I just had a 6 week HIV test done and it was negative. But now I am concerned that the test could be bogus because it said HIV 1/2 (Dogrulama). I dont speak turkish so I dont know what that test is. I would think a test such as Elisa would be the same in every language. Should I be worried about the accuracy of my Negative?
Avatar m tn m considering spending $350 on STD testing and HIV PCR testing next week. Do you think that I could have gotten an STD from any of these experiences, specificaly the unprotected ******* or rolling on the condom with vaginal fluid on my hand. If this threatened miscarraige is my fault I need to get medical attention for my girlfriend asap. Thanks for your help, even though I'm one of those guys.
Avatar f tn It is not a given. They begin testing babies at about 14 days after birth from an hiv + mom. They begin medication for the baby at about 4 to 6 weeks to help continue to prevent transmission. Babies have to test negative twice to be considered HIV free. So, it's possible it can happen but not automatic with HIV. There are different types of hepatitis. Hep A is associated with things like preterm labor.
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 2) The main purpose for RNA testing is to monitor viral load in people with known HIV. It is not routinely recommended for HIV testing in people at risk or concerned about particular exposures, and I agree with that recommendation. Nobody with your test results, especially several times and a few years after exposure, ever turned out to actually have HIV.
Avatar n tn org/posts/HIV-Prevention/-A-Question-on-Testing/show/1347755 (read it all; the key information is in a follow-up comment). 4) No, those symptoms do not suggest HIV. 5) Yes. If I had been in your situation, I would never have stopped having unprotected sex with my wife. 6) No, you do not have HIV. Let's dispense with follow-up comments. There is no scenario you can think up that would change my opinion or advice.
Avatar m tn HIV DUO tests haven't been approved in the US for two years, so your information is incorrect.
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 n tn Sinus symptoms are not like those of acute HIV infection; and in any case, symptoms NEVER are a useful indicator for or against HIV. (And by the way, it isn't at all surprising that your "sinusitis" did not respond to antibiotics. Most cases of apparent sinusitis may not involve actual sinus infection; and most cases probably are not due to bacteria that would respond to antibiotics.
Avatar m tn Sexual risk behavior and risk factors for HIV-1 seroconversion in homosexual men participating in the Tricontinental Seroconverter Study, 1982-1994 [published erratum appears in Am J Epidemiol 1997 15 Dec; 146(12):1076]. Am J Epidemiol 1997, 146:531-542. Studies which show the fallacy of relying on anecdotal evidence as opposed to carefully controlled study insofar as HIV transmission risk is concerned: Jenicek M. "Clinical Case Reporting" in Evidence-Based Medicine.
Avatar f tn We use quantitative tests in caring for patients with HIV to judge how therapy is doing (it should reduce the amount of HIV virus present in blood), as well as, on some occasions, to monitor the progression of disease. For figuring out if a person has HIV or not, qualitative tests are the way to go. Just as you cannot be a little bit pregnant, you cannot be a little bit infected. Either you are or are not.
Avatar f tn The exposure you describe did not put you at risk for HIV. HIV 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.
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 f tn Thank you for your time in giving advice to people on HIV topic. Last week took an Abbott Combo 4th generation chemiluminescent Microparticle immunoassay test at 7 weeks and results came today Negative. I had multiple unprotected sex with confirmed HIV positive person. I have posted here regarding my exposure, how far true is it that HIV can hide for several year inside the body without detected by tests.