HIV testing in pregnancy
HIV testing in pregnancy - part of early pregnancy blood tests.
All pregnant women are offered a HIV blood test at the same time as they have their first blood tests.
Ask your midwife or doctor about HIV testing in pregnancy and to explain any information if you are unclear or not sure.
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HIV is short for human immunodeficiency virus. This virus prevents the body's immune system from working properly and makes it hard to fight off infections. Having a test is the only way to tell if you have HIV.
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Page last updated: 22 November 2014