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.
Right now! Assuming you are pregnant and haven't been tested yet. If anything, couples attempting to have a child should consider testing prior to such an attempt. The HIV screening test used in many places are more accurate prior to pregnancy (when a "false positive" antibody test can occur). With earlier detection, initiation of anti-retroviral therapy will prevent infant infection.
As soon as possible. Every woman should always get an HIV test when she is found to be pregnant. Hiv medications can be started to treat the infection such that the risk of transmission of HIV to the baby is significantly reduced.
HIV Testing. The first HIV (aids) test should be done at the 1st visit you have bloodwork drawn, but if you are concerned at any time that you may have contracted hiv, you can request a lab test at that time. When pregnant if you have any risk of being exposed to hiv, its critically important that you tell your physician and get tested as soon as possible.

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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...

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...

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...

Why if it takes six months for HIV to appear in ur body do u take a HIV test so early in pregnancy?

HIV testing. Hiv testing is both for routine and urgent reasons. Any HIV positive mother will get better and appropriate care the earlier their diagnosis is known. The whole goal in that situation is to prepare all prevention so that the baby does not get infected. If there is acute risk then there is a test that can be done 21 days after exposure that can diagnose hiv! Read more...

I am seven months pregnant took an HIV test an it was negative. Does pregnancy affect the HIV result in any way.

Can cause false +. Pregnancy can sometimes cause a false positive HIV antibody test. If a test is negative with no recent high risk exposures, then it is most likely accurate. Read more...