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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. Creighton Wright
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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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I got pregnant 3months ago with hiv positive partner, why is , my test negative?

I got pregnant 3months ago with hiv positive partner, why is , my test negative?

Dodged a bullet: Congratulations! The risk of getting HIV from a single encounter is still quite low but the consequences are high. Use protection from now on. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant by an HIV positive man several time and not contract it?

Can a woman get pregnant by an HIV positive  man several time and not contract  it?

Blood test will tell: I would have a comprehensive blood analysis to make sure there is no concern for HIV or any other sexually transmitted infection. If you test completely negative consider yourself extremely lucky. Best wishes for a negative lab result! ...Read more

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2 girls were pregnant by me 1 of them was pregnant multiple times they are both HIV negative what's the chances of me having HIV ?

2 girls were pregnant by me 1 of them was pregnant multiple times they are both HIV negative what's the chances of me having HIV ?

HIV: I am not sure what you are asking? Pregnancy has nothing to do with risk of HIV except that you had unprotected sex with both. If they are the only partners you have had unprotected sex with and they are still negative and they also did not have unprotected sex with other men, then the chances are low. ...Read more

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How often should I be tested for hiv? I was tested while pregnant 3 years ago, and haven't changed partners, so is a testing necessary?

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
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Not unless at risk: There is no reason to be routinely tested for HIV unless you are at risk. If you suspect your partner is engaging in sex with others, or has risk factors such as intravenous drug use, then yes you may want to get tested. ...Read more

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Please let me understand this,my wife is pregnant and went for HIV test and result given is 0.9-1.0=1.0. dose it mean positive or negetive ?

Don't know: You will have to ask the laboratory.. We don't make reports that way in this country so your analytical lab is unfamiliar to us over here. Your doctor will need to explain it to you as the laboratory will only talk to your doctor I assume. ...Read more

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What HIV test is given to pregnant women an how effective are the test. Is additional testing needed after the first test is done an negative ?

What HIV test is given to pregnant women an how effective are the test. Is additional testing needed after the first test is done an negative ?

HIV testing: I am not sure what your worries are. The tests are extremely effective. The doctors providing you or any women in this country know when to retest and what to do in almost every single possible scenarios. From an experts perspective there is nothing to be worrying about. ...Read more

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Hiv & syphillis test negative in may 2012 syphillis done again in july negative again. Hiv done in august while pregnant also negative. Am i negative?

Depends on exposure: If you have had unprotected sex or other exposure to body fluids since your last HIV test, you need to be retested to assess your status. An HIV test may not detect infection until a a few months after exposure to the virus. ...Read more

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Can you catch HIV from fresh blood that made its way into a Marshmallow you have consumed? I'm pregnant so my gums are sensitive, but its not my blood

Can you catch HIV from fresh blood that made its way into a Marshmallow you have consumed? I'm pregnant so my gums are sensitive, but its not my blood

Whose Blood?: Even if it was the blood of a person who has HIV that "leaked" into a marshmallow you ate, it is very unlikely that you would catch HIV. If the blood was from a person without HIV or animal blood, there is no risk. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a HIV test in pregnancy?

Is it normal to get a HIV test 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

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Which week does a pregnant woman get tested for hiv?

Immediately: A pregnant woman should usually get tested for HIV as soon as she finds out she is pregnant and seeks prenatal care. If she does not seek any prenatal care prior to delivery, an HIV test will likely be offered at the time of delivery to ensure that the mother does not have hiv. If the mother is positive, then she will get the option of treatment of HIV during/after delivery to reduce risk to baby. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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