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Why would my midwives not check blood for HIV in pregnancy?

Why would my midwives not check blood for HIV in pregnancy?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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


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How do you avoid baby getting mom's HIV in pregnancy?

How do you avoid baby getting mom's HIV in pregnancy?

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. Talk to your OB doctor about this. They are very aware of the need for these agents. ...Read more

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What does Positive western blot mean? Think I have Lyme but read online & said could be HIV but don't they test HIV in pregnancy? I Just had a baby

What does Positive western blot mean? Think I have Lyme but read online & said could be HIV but don't they test HIV in pregnancy? I Just had a baby

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. Truth be told, you need to be discerning in your internet reading and wary of self-diagnosis -- there's a lot of easy, wrong answers out there. Your physician is your best guide here -- if you had routine prenatal care you were tested for HIV. ...Read more

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What does meaning of HIV 1/2 antibodies NEG. Does mean the test checks for both antibodies&antigens as well? What is common test for HIV in pregnancy?

What does meaning of HIV 1/2 antibodies NEG. Does mean the test checks for both antibodies&antigens as well? What is common test for HIV in pregnancy?

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 HIV type 1 and HIV type 2. Again these are antibody tests-- not antigen tests. ...Read more

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How long does dry cough last when hiv infected?

How long does dry cough last when hiv infected?

Irrelevant: Dry cough can be a symptom for a multitude of conditions, having HIV in particular doesn't have a direct bearing on the duration of the symptom, rather the original condition that is causing the cough. Your treating doctor is better suited to answer your question in the context of what condition is being treated, good luck ...Read more

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Is cough or flu at 11 weeks exposure a sign of hiv? Has neg RNA at 28 days and neg duo at 9.5 weeks. Waiting for 12 weeks for last test. Still waiting

Is cough or flu at 11 weeks exposure a sign of hiv? Has neg RNA at 28 days and neg duo at 9.5 weeks. Waiting for 12 weeks for last test. Still waiting

Easy does it: During the several weeks between exposure and a pcr test for HIV being certain to turn positive, you're probably going to catch a mild viral illness. Acute HIV may be a mild or severe viral illness but is more like infectious mono than a cough. I see that you have been a safe player and that's good. Hoping (and betting) you're fine. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more