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Acute Hiv Infection Diagnosis

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mistake in hiv testing

hi Dr. can it possible that any mistake is occur during hiv testing? which are they?also can the mistake is occur in antibody and DNA or other hiv testing? explain this? please reply.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...positive test...this is why it is not recommended to routinely use the PCR for HIV diagnosis, it should only be used during "acute" HIV infection, within the first couple of weeks before antibody is positive when the viral load should be... Read more »

Are Canadian doctors following the US diagnosis rules?

Hi,I have a friend who was very sick the other day. He went to the hospital and had a few tests.... Read more »

acute syndrom (going crazy)

Dear David, 8 weeks ago I had (vaginal) sex with a girl I know very well. We had unprotected sex... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behaviors of Recently HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Year Post-Diagnosis: Effects of Drug Use and Partner Types

...with men, the study authors conducted interviews every three months with 193 recently infected MSM in the Southern California Acute Infection and Early Disease Research Program from 2002 to 2006. Changes in HIV status of partners, recent... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Diagnosis

... Because early HIV infection often causes no symptoms, a healthcare provider usually can diagnose it by testing blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missed Opportunities for Earlier Diagnosis of HIV Infection -- South Carolina, 1997-2005

...cells per mm 3 (DHEC, unpublished data, 2006). These data also suggest a high prevalence and long duration of undiagnosed HIV infections in South Carolina. The findings in this report are subject to at least five limitations. First, although... Read more »
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Antimicrobial & Acute Hiv

Posted by sickofit, 1 Reply
...A person is exhibiting classic signs of acute hiv ie: sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, muscle pains, general fatigue. They take the antimicrobial zithromax and have all Read more »

Unsure of diagnosis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...indeterminate. I know Lyme antibody can made the ELISA false-positive - or is that just wishful thinking on my part? I think I had acute retroviral syndrome - any opinions? I had repeat HIV test drawn Tues., will be 3 weeks for result. ... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...rash 46% 8.3 (3.6-19.3) From: Hecht FM et al. Use of laboratory tests and clinical symptoms for identification of primary HIV infection. AIDS 2002, 16: 1119-1129 The symptomatic phase of acute HIV-1 infection lasts between 7 - 10 days,... Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...AFP Browse by Topic MEDLINE: Citation Related Articles More in AFP: Anti-HIV Agents (27) HIV Infections (87) More by: Perlmutter BL AFP MEDLINE Glaser JB AFP MEDLINE Oyugi... Read more »