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Will my doctor include an HIV test in the routine testing? I don’t think that I am infected and I think it would be a waste of money to do the test?

Even if you are from the group with a low risk of HIV infection, the reassurance of a negative test is important. Every year many women who were blissfully unaware of their HIV status discover the truth only after they find that they are pregnant and have to deal with the implications of both situations. In fact the vast majority of pregnant women infected with the virus only find their status out when they are pregnant.

So rather be on the safe side and have the test, and then you do not have to think about it again and can concentrate on enjoying your pregnancy.

See also:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Effects on baby

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Chlamydia

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Genital Herpes

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Genital warts and HPV

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Gonorrhoea

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - HIV: Chances of infection

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - HIV: Implications

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - HIV: Syphilis

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - HIV: Trichomoniasis

 
   
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