Indeterminate Western Blots and Pregnancy

Researchers found that although a small percentage of women had indeterminate Western blots during their pregnancies, there were no standards of care for follow-up testing during pregnancy and postpartum. A small percentage of women seroconverted during pregnancy. Researchers posit that additional studies need to be done to determine causes of increased indeterminate results during pregnancy and how to best follow-up on these results.

Jain S, Basraon S, Loeffelholz MJ, Patel JA. The pattern of indeterminate human immunodeficiency virus test and follow-up evaluation in pregnant women. Am J Perinatol 2011 Jun;28(6):467-72.

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