Causes Of HIV In Pregnant Women?
Hello, r nI am a mother who is pregnant I am 26 years old, r nAt the August 2017 I checked HIV the results are nonreactive, unfortunately my fetus miscarried. R nAfter getting pregnant again in April 2018 I checked HIV again the results are still non-reactive, yesterday when I was 36 weeks pregnant, I checked and the results were reactive. My husband checked the results were non-reactive. Even though I didn’t have sex 1 year before I married my current husband. And I have never had a blood transfusion or taken drugs and injections outside with a health worker. My question is whether this virus may already exist in my body only reactive after I was pregnant?
There are many types of HIV testing itself, and unfortunately it is not informed what type of method is used for HIV testing. Every HIV test has its own accuracy, where there are those who can detect quickly the presence or absence of HIV infection in a short time (since being exposed to the first infection) but when it has passed the specified time period this rapid examination actually becomes less accurate, on the other hand there inspection that is not accurate enough if used too early (since exposure or suspected infection) but when it has entered the time period for this type of inspection the results are quite accurate.
There is also a condition called "false-positive", which is an examination result states positive / reactive but actually negative. Because there is no method for HIV testing that is absolutely 100% absolutely accurate, misinterpretations can also occur. For example an HIV test with a specificity of 99.6%, then out of 1000 people who were actually not exposed to HIV if examined could have found 4 people whose results were wrong (positive results, but actually not)
Besides the above examination is a means of supporting doctors to get a picture of the patient's health condition, and the results of investigations must also be compared with clinical symptoms and previous history, so the results can not be swallowed whole.
So do not hesitate to consult with a specialist in internal medicine and obstetricians related to the results of reactive tests found at this time, so that doctors can dig up more information related to the condition that you are experiencing at this time.
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