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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. Patricia Foster
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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?

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, the transfer of the disease may be avoided.The babies receive meds at birth until later testing verifies that they escaped the disease. ...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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I'm at week 7 nd from last 3-4 days i experienced mild headache, is this normal during pregnancy?

I'm at week 7 nd from last 3-4 days i experienced mild headache, is this normal during pregnancy?

Maybe normal: Maybe. Were any medical problems identified on your initial prenatal visit? Have you been pregnant before? Did you experience any medical issues during your last pregnancy? I would want to check your blood pressure and encourage adequate hydration. There are a plethora of common reasons why you would get a headache like anyone else but you certainly need to mention this to your physician if he. ...Read more

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Difficulty in swallowing is sign of hiv? How long does headache persist in hiv? Periodic or continuous?

Difficulty in swallowing is sign of hiv? How long does headache persist in hiv? Periodic or continuous?

Not frequently: There are no signs and symptoms which are specific to HIV disease. Difficulty swallowing can be due to many causes, and headaches can be either continuous or periodic depending upon their cause. If you feel you may have been exposed to HIV you should be tested asap, because the earlier therapy is begun the better the outcome. You can live a long life if this is treated. ...Read more

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I am 7 days late & took a pregnancy test this mrng came bk neg. Been hving headaches off & on. Last mth spotted little for 2 days a week after my per.

I am 7 days late & took a pregnancy test this mrng came bk neg. Been hving headaches off & on. Last mth spotted little for 2 days a week after my per.

Check hormones: If you are having new headaches and new menstrual irregularity, it could be due to abnormal thyroid function or a hormone called Prolactin that is made by the pituitary gland. These are easy to check with a blood test. It is also important to know if you have started any new medications, including over the counter and herbal remedies. ...Read more

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For the last day or so being getting mild cramps, headaches and turning off food is this a sign of period or pregnancy? Please help

For the last day or so being getting mild cramps, headaches and turning off food is this a sign of period or pregnancy? Please help

Could be: Sounds more like period cramps...There are prostaglandins that cause the cramps and headaches. It can be helped with vitex agnus or cramp bark. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can help alleviate hormone imbalances and prevent cramps all together. If you are concerned about pregnancy do a test...Dietary changes can also help: less processed foods, stop dairy and gluten., eat more healthy fats-. ...Read more

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I'm hiv+ and I'm taking ART medicine from last one month. .The problem is I feel sick. Headache. Dizziness. Hearing problem like something whistling ?

I'm hiv+ and I'm taking ART medicine from last one month. .The problem is I feel sick. Headache. Dizziness. Hearing problem like something whistling ?

Return to clinic: You need to return to the clinic that gave you the medication and tell them what you are experiencing. It is very important for you to take the medications and they may be able to adjust your meds so that you can tolerate them. ...Read more

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Spotting x2 within last month, constant headache, bloating, fatigue. Took 1 "new choice" pregnancy test & it was negative. What does this mean?

Spotting x2 within last month, constant headache, bloating, fatigue. Took 1 "new choice" pregnancy test & it was negative. What does this mean?

Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Can headache due to HIV seroconversion last for over 5months? Tested neg but still has body aches, dry skin, 4 smal rash on back.Cud it still be hiv

Can headache due to HIV seroconversion last for over 5months? Tested neg but still has body aches, dry skin, 4 smal rash on back.Cud it still be hiv

NOT HIV: Nope. Not at all. Who is providing you health care? There are a thousand other more common things than hiv. The symptoms you report do not in any way sound like an HIV infection. ...Read more

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I've been sleepy, having headache cramping, spotting I've missed 5 bc and i had unprotexted sex last week i took a pregnancy test but it cam out negative?

I've been sleepy, having headache cramping, spotting I've missed 5 bc and i had unprotexted sex last week i took a pregnancy test but it cam out negative?

Difficult: Being sleepy with headaches may or may not be related to hormones or your cycle. Are you sleeping well, do you clinch teeth at night? Are you having panic attacks or crying spells? Take another upt, let's hope it's negative. If your in a funk it can lead to poor medial compliance, it could be the stress of a possible pregnancy but consider mood, stress, anemia, thyroid as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Am i pregnant? This last week I have experienced night time nausea with headaches, only got sick once though, and one nipple itches all the time. I took a pregnancy test that might have been out of date but still came up negative.

Am i pregnant? This last week I have experienced night time nausea with headaches, only got sick once though, and one nipple itches all the time. I took a pregnancy test that might have been out of date but still came up negative.

Hello. : Hello. Am assuming that you have been having unprotected intercourse. Normally a woman tests her urine (for a standard home pregnancy test) at the time she misses her period. Symptoms of pregnancy can include: lack of period, nausea, vomiting, headache, feeling tired, urinating more often, insomnia, enlarged or tender breasts, moodiness, etc. Those symptoms normally do not begin until her period is actually missed. If any of the above sounds familiar, you could take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about hiv? About a year and nine months ago i had vaginal intercourse with a female on three different occasions without protection. I got a skin rash that lasted for about two weeks and felt tired kind of like a sinus headache. I go

You : You should be ok as far as the HIV goes....But other std's need to be ruled out. Your presentation is rather atypical for it...But syphilis needs to be checked. Virus titres for CMV and ebv need to be checked as well (a chronic fatigue type presentation). Hepatitis c should not be overlooked either. It would be wise to do general chemistries, liver panels and CBC to rule out other potential problems. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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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