(Closed) Zika: CDC Recommedation or Research Based

posted 2 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Research or CDC
    Go off of research findings and try at 5 months? : (4 votes)
    18 %
    Wait due to CDC recommendation of 6 months? : (18 votes)
    82 %
  • Post # 16
    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    You can get tested for Zika without being pregnant. Go to a different doctor if your doctor won’t test you. Mine was willing to test me but I decided to put off TTC so I cancelled the test.

    Post # 18
    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    It’ll be well worth the wait in the end 🙂

    Post # 20
    2188 posts
    Buzzing bee

    LittleButtons :  No idea on who can get tested when; it was just their standard practice not to care if you were in a Zika-country more than 3 months before conception.

    Although, it may not make sense to get Zika-tested now as I believe it’s a blood test and the CDC notes that Zika is known to stay in semen longer than blood:

    “Testing does not determine how likely a person is to pass Zika virus through sex. Because Zika virus can remain in some fluids (e.g., semen) longer than blood, someone might have a negative blood test, but still carry Zika in their genital secretions.”

    Post # 21
    742 posts
    Busy bee

    Please don’t justify yourself by thinking that you know more about Zika than the CDC. 


    Post # 22
    1605 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    You know it’s very likely that neither of you have Zika, but considering it’s just an extra month I’d just wait it out. I know that waiting to TTC feels like forever! We’ll be TTC next July, it was supposed to be this June but we’ve decided to travel first, and each day is torture cause I want a baby so badly!! But if I can wait 16 months then I know you can wait 1! 🙂 

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