Israeli doctors call for HIV screening for all high risk pregnant women.

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  • Author(s): Siegel-Itzkovich, Judy
  • Source:
    BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition). 11/1/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7677, p1016-1017. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
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      The article reports that Israeli doctors are calling on the Israeli health ministry to change its health policy to routinely test all high risk pregnant women for HIV unless they refuse. A study found that Ethiopian Jewish immigrants to Israel had infected their babies with the virus. The article cites a study at the Hadassah's AIDS centre which examined the cases of 35 HIV positive women who delivered babies in their hospital.