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Im scared I my have hiv. What can I do if im pregnant?

Im scared I my have hiv. What can I do if im pregnant?

GET TESTED: With pregnancy, most clinics will automatically test you for hiv. Those women who end up being positive can go on medications that will prevent the transmission of HIV to their baby. Hiv isn't a death sentence any more; people can live fairly normal lives if they get diagnosed early and get treated. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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My bf use two condom an one break an the other did not an was fill with sperm I am scared i wanted to know if i can get pregnant or expose to hiv?

My bf use two condom an one break an the other did not an was fill with sperm I am scared i wanted to know if i can get pregnant or expose to hiv?

Why are you worried?: There is absolutely nothing in your story that explains why you would ask the question and why you are worried. The ejaculation was in the condom. You were not exposed. Period. End of story. Please explain this paranoia about HIV when you weren't exposed. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is positive for hiv, and i'm pregnant with his child. Will I and the child both get it ?

My boyfriend is positive for hiv, and i'm pregnant with his child.  Will I and the child both get it ?

Get tested: You need to be tested asap. If you are hiv+ the use of prophylactic anti-retroviral medications may help to prevent your baby being born hiv+. Please see your doctor and get this managed immediately. ...Read more

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Had negative HIV tests up to 12 month post exposure. Im pregnant and require to have another one done. No other exposure, shouldn't worry about change?

Had negative HIV tests up to 12 month post exposure. Im pregnant and require to have another one done. No other exposure, shouldn't worry about change?

No worries: Correct. The HIV tests are among the most accurate diagnostic tests ever developed, for any medical condition, and are 100% reliable any time more than a few weeks after the last exposure. If you are not reexposed, your HIV test result will never change. ...Read more

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I had a one night stand and got pregnant is there a chance i could have got HIV too?

I had a one night stand and got pregnant is there a chance i could have got HIV too?

There is a risk!: Pregnancy is a sexually transmitted disease! you should be tested for HIV by your gynecologist now and throughout your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and tested hiv + but my husband tested - and my newly born kid is also - why?

False positive: The initial screening tests that are done in pregnancy are very sensitive, because the aim is to detect any woman that may have an HIV infection. This comes at the cost of false positive tests. If the initial HIV test in pregnancy is positive, it is followed by a more specific test that will then determine if the woman really has been exposed to the HIV. ...Read more

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What effects does HIV have in pregnancy?

HIV and Pregnancy: This worrisome reality is now very well managed around the world. It is always best to know if the mother is infected with hiv. This knowledge can help the obstetrician to be prepare for the deliver by treating the mother's viral infection with good HIV medications and then continuing the baby on them for some time after the birth. It is now rare for a baby to become infected with hiv. ...Read more

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When should I get an HIV test while pregnant?

When should I get an HIV test while pregnant?

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. ...Read more

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I was wondering are back pains symptoms of HIV or pregnancy?

Non-specific: Back pains are a non-specific issue and are not a specific sign/symptom of either HIV or pregnancy. If you have concern of either please see your doctor for proper tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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