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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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How quickly can HIV antigens be detected after infection

If a person contracted the HIV virus and ten days later was tested for HIV antigens in the blood, would it be detected? What is the minimum period of time after infection that HIV antigens could be detected?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.The p-24 antigen test will pick up an infection an average of 6 days prior toa person testing antibody positive. The p-24 antigen tests will often showpositive 2-3 weeks after initial infection. However, not all... Read more »

Early HIV detection test done at 33 days

Hello Dr.Wohl ,I had an unprotected sex with a female co-worker(vaginal) . I have taken the early hiv test by lab corp and the results came negative. HIV DNA, PCR/HIV Ab 01 HIV−DNA by PCR 01...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Mark, Did you have HIV RNA or DNA testing done? Either way the tests show no evidence of HIV infection. They are reliable and would be positive within a couple weeks of infection. Shingles would not be expected to happen as a manifestation of... Read more »

Is HIV- antibodies the best test to detect HIV+? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2010) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2010)

I have a friend of mind who hasn't taken any medications for HIV since 2006 and has maintained 0 viral load and a maximum CD4 after he was decleared cured by a herbalist. He was very sick before then but he's been fine all this while going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your friend was "decleared" cured by an herbalist? Hmm. Another herbalist curing HIV/AIDS? And he's not on the cover of TIME magazine? What's up with that? Sorry Charlie, I don't believe it. The cure for HIV/AIDS has not... Read more »

detection of hiv infection in infants

how we will detect intrapartum,interpartum & post partum hiv infection in infants?how much it is important?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Babies can acquire HIV during gestation (in utero), during delivery (intrapartum), or after birth (post-partum; through breast feeding). Timing of infection can usually be inferred by screening test (DNA PCR) results. A positive DNA PCR at birth... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
What is compromised/ supressed immune system.

Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection.

Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.

Do such person with... Read more »

Whats the earliest detection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Home access has told me that 25 days is enough proof of infection? Does anybody disagree? Read more »

How soon would antibodies be detectable after ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I believe I went through ARS in December, my test in March was negetive. Would antibodies start immediately after ARS?
I have heard that HIV does not wait to infect so why does the window period last so long? My test was exactly 96 days after... Read more »

PCR not detecting all strains of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
As many worried persons, I took a PCR-RNA 4 weeks after my infection risk, to amend my fears. It came back negative. Although I should relax now, I'm still concerned, because I have read that all commercially available PCR-kits are just looking for... Read more »