Top
20
Doctor insights on: Amniotic Fluid Infection Hiv Aids During Pregnancy

Share
1

1
What is the definition or description of: Amniotic fluid infection?

What is the definition or description of: Amniotic fluid infection?

Chorioamnionitis: Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and maternal and fetal tachycardia. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
16 doctors shared insights

Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


2

2
What are the tests for amniotic fluid infection?

Amniocentesis: The diagnosis is suggested by severe abdominal pain, decreased fetal movement, and maternal fever. The definitive test is amniocentesis, which is to obtain a sample of fluid, usually under ultrasound guidance, and then sending the fluid for appropriate laboratory studies. This is a very serious condition that, if confirmed, almost always requires delivery of the baby. ...Read more

3

3
What are the symptoms of amniotic fluid infection?

What are the symptoms of amniotic fluid infection?

Pain, fever.: Abdominal pain, decreased fetal activity and fever usually are the main manifestations of the intraamniotic infections. ...Read more

4

4
What sort of problem is an amniotic fluid infection?

What sort of problem is an amniotic fluid infection?

Infection of fluid: An amniotic fluid infection is an infection of the fluid around the fetus within the uterus. It is thought that this may trigger premature birth at times. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
How is it that people living with hiv/aids should tell their employers about their infection?

How is it that people living with hiv/aids should tell their employers about their infection?

Depends on situation: In my opinion, the decision to disclose HIV status to an employer is up to the patient. However, i think this is a case by case basis. If an HIV positive individual is working in the food industry, then it may be prudent to disclose HIV in the event of a cut when preparing food to others. But if just working a desk job, it may not be necessary to disclose as chances are less likely to get hiv. ...Read more

8

8
Have high hiv/aids infections contributed to lower economic growth rates?

Have high hiv/aids infections contributed to lower economic growth rates?

Unsure if true in US: It is not clear that hiv/aids has contributed to lower economic growth rates in the us as the prevalence of HIV infection in the us is not as high as others. However, hiv/aids has dramatically affected and decimated economies in many countries in africa because of the high prevalence. Many people infected with HIV in africa are in their productive years, but can't work thus affecting economy. ...Read more

9

9
Is it possible to get HIV / aids or a serious infection from a normal, but exposed paper cut?

Is it possible to get HIV / aids or a serious infection from a normal, but exposed paper cut?

HIV EXPOSED PAPERCUT: No it is too far fetched and HIV does not spread/or gets contacted like that from objects. ...Read more

10

10
Having sex with wife n girlfriend cause HIV or aids. V all r not affected by any virus or infection. All 3 r hiv/aids negative.

Having sex with wife n girlfriend cause HIV or aids.  V all r not affected by any virus or infection.  All 3 r hiv/aids negative.

Very Risky: If i read your question right, you are concerned about the risks of contracting HIV though both wife and gf are negative? If all are negative, you are not at risk. But if either of them cheats, as you are doing, you may be introduced to a host of possible infections including hiv. My advice? Use a condom and seriously consider monogamy. ...Read more

11

11
How to know when do the symptoms of hiv/aids infection show up shortly after you have been infected?

How to know when do the symptoms of hiv/aids infection show up shortly after you have been infected?

Early HIV symptoms: If one gets symptoms early in their infection with HIV it is in general like getting the flu. One has a severe fatigue. But, please remember and learn that if one has a high risk exposure the infection can be prevented. Post exposure prophylaxis (pep) can be initiated within 72 hours of exposure and the efficacy of this prevention technique can lower the risk of infection up to 2000 percent. ...Read more

13

13
Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

No: No, birth control pills do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections or hiv/aids. They just protect you from pregnancy. The only way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections, including hiv/aids, is through the use of barrier protection (condoms or dental dams). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

STDs: Birth control pills will not protect you from anything, including pregnancy (although it makes pregnancy infinitely less likely). Condoms will provide reasonable protection from most stds, but even these can fail because of leakage or breakage. Be careful out there. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
What is worse for the next generation - teen pregnancy + stds, hiv/aids + homosexuality?

What is worse for the next generation - teen pregnancy + stds, hiv/aids + homosexuality?

Predictions: All of the above have been around for generations except for HIV (1981). Homosexuality is only a problem of intolerance, which is one of the world's major problems, causing religious, social, economic and other conflicts. If i could predict what the next generation will find threatening perhaps i could also invest more wisely. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Can you tell me what is HIV aids in pregnancy?

A disaster...: Not really. Hiv in pregnancy is similar to HIV in non-pregnant persons except that pregnancy suppresses our immune system and the virus can be more aggressive if untreated. The major issue is the other life that is affected and the concern for mother to child transmission. We have persons with aids now having children with very low risk for transmission if they are on haart and followed closely. ...Read more

18

18
When I have blood drawn during a visit to my doctor will it be tested for STDs and hiv/aids aside from proper health functioning?

Not routinely: Routine blood test usually checks for blood count, liver/ kidney / thyroid test as well as cholesterol and diabetes screening. Usually does not include HIV and other std testing unless you request them. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
Dr. James Dukelow
4 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. John Botti
56 doctors shared insights

Amniotic Fluid Infection (Definition)

Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and ...Read more