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A 27-year-old female asked:

i am seven months pregnant took an hiv test an it was negative. does pregnancy affect the hiv result in any way.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: It's reliable. Congratulations on your prevnancy and your being hiv-free.
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Can cause false +: Pregnancy can sometimes cause a false positive HIV antibody test. If a test is negative with no recent high risk exposures, then it is most likely accurate.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

When should I get an HIV test while pregnant?

5 doctor answers25 doctors weighed in
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
At first visit: The HIV (aids) test should be done as a routine test with the blood that is drawn at the first prenatal visit.
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If you have concerns that you could have contracted HIV recently, you may need to talk to your doctor and repeat the test later in pregnancy
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to get a HIV test in pregnancy?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
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 syphillis is required in most states.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

How often should I be tested for hiv? I was tested while pregnant 3 years ago, and haven't changed partners, so is a testing necessary?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Not unless at risk: There is no reason to be routinely tested for HIV unless you are at risk. If you suspect your partner is engaging in sex with others, or has risk factors such as intravenous drug use, then yes you may want to get tested.
KY
A 27-year-old female asked:

How accurate is an HIV test when you are pregnant an seven months after exposure?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Very: I'd trust it. Congratulations on your pregnancy. I hope everything goes well.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How often does pregnancy cause false positive HIV test?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
HIV: Rare, rare, rare. And confirmatory testing is always done so that this will prove false-positive immediately.

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