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...for the delivery mode are determined by the mother's HIV viral load. If the viral load is less than 1,000 copies/ml, vaginal delivery is as safe as C-section in terms of transmission rate to the baby. The baby receives six weeks
of oral AZT after delivery. If no treatment is started prior to labor, the mother and infant should receive treatment at birth and the infant should receive post-exposure prophylaxis [HIV medications used to prevent...
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Dear Dr. Bob,I will donat $50.00 to wherever you would like me to do it. Just let me know. I am so very nervous. My last anal/receving & giving was approximately 11-15-10. That guy I was with tested negative on 11-23, but told me he had some...
...Hello Jeff,Unprotected anal sex does place
you at risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently, HIV testing is warranted. Your undetectable HIV antigen and PCR tests out Read more »
Hi DR. I'm 32 years healthy male, I have had unprotected vaginal sex with a women that told me lately that she is poz for 2 years now and she is untreated yet, after 15 days, I had fever of 37.7 C for more than 3 weeks ,muscle pain, white tong,...
Salut Mec de Montreal,Je suis dsol d'apprendre ton histoire mdicale difficile et terrifiante. Le fait que tes tests 12 semaines aprs l'exposition restent ngatifs est de bonne nouvelles. a c'est trs encourageant. Pour la plupart les gens qui sont... Read more »
Hi Dr. I just want to thank you for the help you have provided me when I read all of your answers posted to other people. I was hoping you could help me answer mine. I had a one nighter with a female where the condom slipped off. She had reached...
Hi,Relax Max! You're fine. A positive ELISA plus negative Western Blot (WB) is considered a negative HIV screening test, because the WB is a much more specific test. In essence you've had repeatedly negative HIV-screening tests!Stop worrying and... Read more »
I'm a male in my early 30s. Last risky contact was April 2009 with a sex worker. Unprotected vaginal sex. Been with my current girlfriend for 9 months. Monogamous but we don't use protection. Had a routine exam where blood was collected on 5/19/10....
...infection with incomplete seroconversion. The p24 band is often the first to appear on WB testing. Subsequent testing a few weeks
later could determine if seroconversion was in process, as the Western Blot would become conclusively positive. That... Read more »
...hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks
for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a... Read more »
...activity during any infection: a sexually transmitted disease, or even a cold or flu. Avoid sexual activity within a couple of weeks
after getting any vaccinations. If You Are Exposed to HIV ... If a condom breaks, or if you forget to... Read more »
...to a pregnant woman, especially during the first trimester. Women should avoid pregnancy while taking efavirenz and for 12 weeks
after stopping therapy. Women should also be instructed not to breast-feed if HIV-infected and undergoing treatment... Read more »
...arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks
. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests... Read more »
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...Retroviral Syndrome, sometimes called Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital Syndrome is a set of symptoms (syndrome) that occurs 2-4 weeks
after the exposure to the HIV retrovirus (hence the term retroviral), PROVIDED THAT YOU ARE INFECTED.... Read more »
...tested negative at 17 days, I knew it was too soon, but I also was too anxious.. I know I should wait to the recommended 13 wks
, but again.. I'm going crazy... so, Is it worthy a test at the 70 days (10 wks
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...enlargement. One purple spot on cheek were teeth meet, gone in one day. week
5 pain in the area of my spleen, comes and goes over 2 weeksweek
6 cheeks are red, tend to be warm....fever? Running warm at 98.6, think I normaly would be in the... Read more »
...in july 2006, I've experienced EVERY symptom on the HIV ARS-list (except fever) ... These include : Urticaria ( after 2 weeks
) Memory loss Rashes all over my body, including palms and soles Gingivitis ( as diagnosed by my dentist) Bleeding... Read more »