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PEP Delays Primary Hiv Infection

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DNA PCR 30 Days after PEP

Hi Dr Bob,I have been following your forum closely since my exposure and dont have a specific answer to my question. I "accidentally" had unprotected sex with a stripper. I would up getting moluscum and probably Herpes. (I have had recurrent genetal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Consequently, if you were attempting to use the two HIV RNA PCR tests you took during your 28-day course of PEP to diagnose HIV disease, you could have "false negative" results.Next, HIV DNA PCR testing is not FDA approved for HIV diagnosis.... Read more »

ARS Symptoms But Neg Test

Hi Doc,Im 4 weeks out of a pep course and have had night sweats every night now for 2 weeks and... Read more »

Very concerned about PEP regimen Truvada & Epzicom

Thank you Dr. Bob for your priceless website. I had "receptive anal intercourse with ejaculation"... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Congenital or drug-induced hypogammaglobulinemia or agammaglobulinemia Insufficient host antibody response (i.e., advanced HIV disease) Unavailability of antibodies due to the formation of antigen-antibody complexes Reduced sensitivity... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
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question please answer..

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
hey i have a question please, i don't mean to be questioning your advise in any way but i didn't know there were different subtypes of hiv i thought it was only hiv 1 and 2 as it turns out there's subtypes which are more predominant in africa well... Read more »

Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...with documented seroconversions reported to CDC for whom data are available, 81% experienced a syndrome compatible with primary HIV infection a median of 25 days after exposure (CDC, unpublished data, 1998). In a recent analysis of 51... Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts, I have some trouble, I need your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via... Read more »