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558551 tn?1216027650

Prental Blood labs Test for HIV?

Hi ladies.I am just wondering if any of you know whether or not an HIV test is included in your prental blood work? Im from California and ive read they have to have you sign a waiver that you give consent for them to test you and than ive been told thats not the case and that its always included in prenatal testing.Does anyone know the answer to this? I had sex a couple of unprotected times before me and my boyfriend got together and I got pregnant so I find myself worrying and my past is haunting me.Thanks for any feedback!
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432779 tn?1364498475
In NY you have to sign a waiver. I had all the infectious diseases done because I was doing fertility treatments.
213739 tn?1215489609
In Missouri, you have to sign a waiver as well. They also explain it to you. I don't think any state can test you for HIV without your permission.  Definately ask if you want to be tested for it.
408496 tn?1269606950
They asked me if I wanted to be tested and I said no, b/c I didn't want to pay for it, but I believe you do have to sign a waiver or at least give consent of some form.  So like the others said ask for it. (Ohio)
359142 tn?1321124523
In NC they require you to do it, but you also sign a waiver.  Of course, it could have just been my doc that requires it.  They do it because there is something they can do to help the baby from getting it from the mom during delivery.
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