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Can You Check Hiv In A Biopsy

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Have you had patients you had to biopsy to find HIV?

Hello Joe,Have you ever had patients that tested antibody and PCR and bDNA negative, but still didn't feel right and ended up testing positive from a tissue sample rather than those tests? Is ImmunoFlourescent screening better than other...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Dear M.No there have been no patients that have been diagnosed only by biopsy. Even "elite controllers" with undetectable viral loads will have anitibodies since it is their immune systems that keep the Read more »

Liver biopsy & HIV

Can liver biopsy results indicate present HIV infection? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Liver Biopsy

...If there is damage (scarring,) HCV treatment may be necessary. Why Do a Biopsy? Even though they can be painful, liver biopsies have several benefits. They are the best way to assess liver damage. The HCV viral load test does not show if... Read more »
The Well Project


... Gastrointestinal tract: Diarrhea Cramping Bleeding Lungs: Breathing problems Bad cough Diagnosis Biopsy (sample of tissue taken and examined under microscope) "Good prognosis" KS: No internal organ involvement ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...damaged your liver is. Some blood tests and scans can detect very serious liver damage, but many experts think that a liver biopsy is the best way to check the condition of the liver. During a biopsy, a sample of liver tissue is removed with a... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...neurological disease. He or she may order tests and scans todetermine the extent and type of nerve damage. A test called a skin biopsy usedto be done mostly by researchers, but it may become more common because it canreveal damage in small nerve... Read more »
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William's Mom's Breast Biopsy - Cancer

Posted by Survivor, 7 Replies
...God has been shinning down on us today. Even though the biopsy of Will's Mom came back as cancer, they are up beat. They will remove the lump which is farily small and then do some light Read more »

Biopsy Results

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Guess what everyone? My lymph node was completely normal! So for those out there that have swollen lymph nodes, don't worry. I now know that you can cause symptoms yourself, due to stress, fear, anxiety and and other form of worry. I caused this... Read more »

Yea...Results of Biopsy Are IN

Posted by Bear60, 8 Replies referred to as Barretts Syndrome: simply that damaged cells are replaced by my body with cancer prone cells. They took a biopsy and the call just came in: not progressed to cancer. So, now I get to do the happy dance!!!!! Read more »

Colon Biopsy results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...finding was moderate infiltration of lymphoid cells and no Granulomata or parasites. Does anyone know if this is consistent with HIV or Chlamydia infection. I believe I have been infected through insertive u/p intercourse. Read more »