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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Not universal: Not all OB doctors & midwives test for HIV in pregnancy, although it's recommended. It is not a state law required test in pregnancy. Screening for s ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Prophylactic Tx: There are anti-retrovirals used during pregnancy which dramatically reduce the risk of the baby being born with hiv, but they are not 100% effective. ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Pre-natal/natal care: Present aggressive management of pregnant HIV moms has reduced fetal/neonatal transmission from ~ 40 to less than 5%. By reducing mom's viral load, th ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Easy does it: Western blot is not a specific test but a methodology. A western blot for Lyme disease tests for Lyme; a Western Blot for HIV is a different test. Tru ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HIV testing: It is recommended that all women be tested for HIV during pregnancy. The test that is done is usually an Elisa antibody test. They usually test for ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't assume: No, it is not normal and should be evaluated by your doctor. It can be a sign of infection in the vaginal area in some cases. It can also be the res ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Biopsy: Get further blood testing and a lymph node biopsy for a definitive diagnosis.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Hiv can be present without any overt signs and symptoms until the profound immune suppression creates opportunistic infections or tumors. If you thin ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No chance: The 4th generation HIV tests are among the most accurate tests ever developed, for any medical condition. The results prove you do not have HIV. Anywa ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly...: Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS, i.e. symptoms from a new HIV infection) can include enlarged lymph nodes. However, that''s usually not the only sympto ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If you still have symptoms, you need to consult your doctor. HIV is not the only disease which makes people ill.
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