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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 virus in check.Joe... Read more »

another liver biopsy

I found out I had chronic Hep C in 2003. I had no symptoms at all and I think I had it for about 25... Read more »

Liver biopsis(3)

Dear Mrs Mc GovernI have the following questions:(i)Is it possible HBsAg to be negative and HBV DNA... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Insights From People Who Keep HIV in Check Naturally

David first learned he had HIV in 1986. "I of course assumed that I'd be dead in two or three years at most," he recalls. (This story uses a pseudonym to maintain his confidentiality.) His first sexual partner died of AIDS around 1993, and his... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Liver Biopsy

What Is a Biopsy? Why Do a Biopsy? How Is a Biopsy Performed? How Are the Results of a Biopsy Reported? How Are the Results Used? What Are the Side Effects of a Biopsy? After the Biopsy What Is a Biopsy? A biopsy is the analysis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indian Sex Workers Rewarded for HIV Checks

Under a program to raise HIV/AIDS awareness, prostitutes in southern India are receiving discount shopping cards as a reward for having regular check-ups at a sexual health clinic. Shopkeepers and restaurant owners in Mysore were initially reluctant... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

AIDS Action Urges Gingrich To Check His Facts, Support Military HIV Ban, Repeal Legislation

AIDS Action Network Alert AIDS Action is deeply troubled that House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) yesterday voiced opposition to the legislative repeal of the recently enacted mandatory discharge from military service of active duty service members... Read more »
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Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

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Check out 'Living with HIV' Forum

Posted by Anonymous
Check out the posting in "Living with HIV" forum called "Cocktail Face" Seems we have a 'Queer' basher posting up a storm over there.

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Check my research please? hiv risk.. no?

Posted by poblly, 2 Replies
Hello. My friend is hiv positive and I am mad at him. Heres why. I held my hand out to give him a "pound" (you know where you make a fist and the other person makes fist and taps yours. Well, I held out my fist and he punched it!! it hurt but I... Read more »