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HIV Resistance Testing

What Is Resistance? HIV is "resistant" to a drug if it keeps multiplying rapidly while you are taking the drug. Changes (mutations) in the virus cause resistance. HIV mutates almost every time a new copy is made. Not every mutation causes resistance. The "wild type" virus is the most common form of HIV. Anything different from the wild type is considered a mutation. An antiretroviral drug (ARV) won't control a virus that is resistant to it....
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HIV/STD testing and how long to wait "I infected my wife"

five years ago i had risky encounter then developed many symptoms afterwards but tested neg for hiv plus many other std tests. I recently married and infected her with the virus that she is so sick and wanted to divorce me in just 3 months of our...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question!I'm sorry to hear that your sexual history, after so many years, is interrupting your current relationship. Let's try to work out some details together and make you get the answers you need to move forward... Read more »

pregnant and terrified hiv test taking too long

Dear DR Kull,I'm a 33 year old caucasian woman and am 11 weeks pregnant with my first child. My husband and I were estatic, but now I am absolutely terrified I am HIV positive. I took many blood tests including HIV 2 weeks ago and my doctors...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
First of all, I would encourage you to do your best to hold off on diagnosing yourself as being HIV infected. Unless you are at siginificant risk for infection (had unprotected sex with an HIV positive man or someone at high risk for infection)... Read more »

accepting possibility, need strength to test (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Dr, this past summer I had an unprtected encounter.The gay male asked to but i said no. He assured me he was negative of anything and he had just returned from serving and said the armed forces required testing and had since been tested again. i was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is brief unprotected anal receptive sex with a partner of unknown HIV serostatus. I agree you need to be HIV tested; however, your pessimistic fears are way out of proportion to your real risk. The CDC's... Read more »

HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more suitable. This is a bit long, so brace yourselves...I just tested positive for HIV on October 27 (with result on November 1 ...). The test was done as...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. It may relate to someone's underlying immune system and genetics, the amount of HIV received and the method (sexual vs. injection drug use).2. No.3. Because the look for antibodies and not the virus. The position of the US FDA has been up... Read more »
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Need help, Long Island, NY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently met the woman of my dreams. I decided to get tested due to risky sexual behaviour in the past. I was supposed to test negitive and move on with my life and new dream girl. Well i'm posting here so you know the rest. I haven't told anyone... Read more »

Need some help myself here(long)

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi all, I'm in of need of some support myself. This is going to be little lengthy so my apologies in advance here. On June 16th, I had protected sex with a girl in a massage parlor. I thought all was good afterward and was feeling even better when... Read more »

How long for a test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
some private medical clinic told me it take a day for having the result of HIV testing . However, the government clinic need approx 10 days for getting the result of HIV test. I don't know whether they use the different method of testing or... Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?

And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »