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The proposals to make HIV testing a routine part of prenatal care raise several concerns.( 32 ) First, it is unknown whether such testing would be acceptable to pregnant women. Second, there is a danger that, if HIV testing becomes routine, it will become so habitual or mechanical that pregnant women may not realize that they have the option to decline testing. Thus, the decision to be tested may not really be an autonomous one. Third, caregivers and patients may forget that HIV testing entails much greater psychosocial risks than other blood tests and that prenatal HIV testing differs from HIV testing in other settings. Additional procedures or protections may be necessary to safeguard pregnant women's autonomous choices. Fourth, by foregoing opportunities for education and counseling, routine testing may undermine prevention efforts. Finally, routine HIV testing in the prenatal context may affect adherence to the norms of pretest counseling and informed consent for HIV testing in other contexts.