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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. Neigatha Graney
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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 fever associated with acute HIV last?

Variable: Many people have no symptoms in the acute phase, those who get some, have a flu like illness that may last a few days to a few months. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does HIV fever last?

How long does HIV fever last?

Unclear question: Acute phase may last a few weeks like a flu. With aids, fever is usually due to other infections that aids exposes the patient to. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005. ...Read more

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5days post exposure I start a late PEP nd on the same day I had nausea, fever which lasted a week. Now 19days post exposure they r back, is it the hiv?

5days post exposure I start a late PEP nd on the same day I had nausea, fever which lasted a week. Now 19days post exposure they r back, is it the hiv?

Get HIV test: Early HIV infection can be very similar to the flu, with fever, body aches, sore throat and swollen glands. The medications used for PEP can cause some nausea and vomiting, but not fever. Since PEP was started after 72 hours it may not be completely effective in preventing HIV. I would get an HIV test about 4-6 weeks after your HIV exposure. If it is negative, repeat the test 2 months later. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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