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Antigen Cells And Hiv Testing

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

..."zero." This test shows how well your treatment is working. Get a baseline test and every 3 or 4 months. Resistance test (See fact sheet 126 ): This shows if your HIV has mutated (changed) so that some medications may not work against it. Get a baseline test. Then test again if your treatment is not keeping your viral load below 1,000. Complete Blood Count (CBC, see fact sheet 121 ): This test measures red blood cells, white blood...
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Positive P24, but still not testing positive for HIV 18 months later

Friend tested positive for P24 one month after sexual exposure when he became ill. Two years later he has had all negative AIDS tests including three viral load tests. F/U P24 tests are negative. T cells fine. He had a history of giving blood w/o...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...false positive reactions due to the presence of interfering substances in the blood. In view of the subsequent negative p24, HIV antibody and viral load tests, it is clear that the original p24 was a false positive. Read more »

PCR Test?

Hey Doctor Bob: FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should remind all your readers that end of year charity contributions are PERFECT for tax deductions! I donate to your charity every December! Thanks for your kind notes! Fast question for you... I've read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...testing for routine HIV testing for a variety of reasons, including the rate of false-positive results.As for hepatitis B, the diagnosis is made with a combination of tests that look for specific fragments of the hepatitis B virus called antigens... Read more »

Blood test

Four weeks after possible exposure I tested negative on Elisa, 5 weeks after exposure I had negative p24 antigen test. At the same time I did blood count CD4 690 (50), CD* 179 (13) and CD4/CD8 Ratio 3.85.My full blood examination shown everything...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...Similar to another recently addressed question - the HIV antibody test=HIV Elisa=HIV EIA (this is the test routinely used to diagnose HIV infection) is not the most appropriate test Read more »

HIV and Inhibition of Antigen Presentation

Dear Doctor,Please dont ignore this.This is regarding your response that antidepressants have no immunosupressive affects. I understand that the usage of antidepressants results in an increased amout of interleukien 10 (IL 10 ) in the body....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...quite minimal and will not affect HIV antibody tests. The immune system is much, much more complicated than you would ever imagine. If certain medications wiped out antibody production to certain pathogens then everyone on those meds would be... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Dendritic Cells in Drag: Inauspicious Debut for HIV Specific CTLs; New Concerns about IL-12; Neutralizing Approaches for "Bad" Cytokines; Parke-Davis Targets Cellular Factors

...wereless encouraging than those from the earlier CMV trial. No significant changes in CD4 or viral parameters were reported, and the cells appeared to have diminished survival after reinfusion, relative to the survival of cells in the CMV trial.... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...the T-cell recognize and respond to HIV? How many of each of these kinds of cells is present at any particular time? What does the cell do? Is it in a resting or activated state? Is it proliferating or dying? Is it functional -- can it respond to... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources PCR tests, viral load tests, CD4 counts, antigen tests, etc., for diagnostic purposes, have been at extremely low risk for HIV. In fact, the people who have requested these tests the most, were often those at the least risk of infection. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...HIV disease or by some medications, these germs can get out of control and cause health problems. Infections that take advantage of weakness in the immune defenses are called "opportunistic." The phrase "opportunistic infection" is often... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals to be screened for infection are of higher risk groups than the blood donor population, and thus require the use of testing methodologies with high levels of analytical sensitivity to detect primary infection. Of significance, the... Read more »

elisa 4-8 weeks, two hemograms but...

Posted by murano, 1 Reply
...Hi all, I'm spanish and i don't speak english very well but i'll try My situation risk: vaginal relations with prostitute but the condom broke about 2-3 minutes My symptons: -pharyngittis ( today persist) -night sweats Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. Read more »

why so many HIV tests ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How many tests are there for HIV ? 3 ? 4 ? why do they have to be taken at different times ? Read more »