Does Anti-HIV Positivity in Pregnancy Suggest the Requirement of HIV Prophylaxis for Newborn?

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Sayan M., Inci A., Sanli K.

KLIMIK JOURNAL, vol.31, no.3, pp.210-213, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/kd.2018.51
  • Journal Name: KLIMIK JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-213
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: It is currently recommended for all pregnant women to undergo an anti-HIV screening test and, if required, to be treated with antiretroviral therapy. However, there are cases of false positive HIV results associated with pregnancies. We aimed to verify the results obtained through 4th generation anti-HIV ELISA from pregnant women as the subject and also to evaluate the necessity of antiretroviral prophylaxis for newborns.