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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...between the two or it will be difficult to compare results overtime. Viral load results are reported as copies of HIV in one milliliter of blood.Numbers can range from about one million copies to as few as 50 copies. If youhave less than 50 copies, your health care provider may tell you that yourresults are "undetectable." Being undetectable is the best result because it means your virus is undercontrol. However, undetectable does not mean...
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Is test warranted for less risky encounter

Hi BOB,I know this is QTND, From nature i have anxiety problem so please help put down my tension. I had sex encounter with 3 sex workers all on different occasion. with 2 of them i had only unprotected oracle sex insertive and i did not had viginal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."enlightening"!Yes, yours is indeed a QTND (question that never dies). And like all QTNDs, it has an ATNC (answer that never changes).Your HIV-acquisition risk is very low. Protected vaginal sex is "protected," assuming the latex condom was used... Read more »

Followup question to for the love of god please answer

I had written this experience to you " For the love of god please answer this foolish questionAug 3, 2009I strayed from my relationship with a woman at the office. I am an HIV phobic so the contact I was able to have with her was extremely limited....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...my penis briefly. I was so overcome with anxiety we went to the clinic and tested. Both tests were negative. Three and a half months later we again hooked up. Even less contact occurred with me touching her breasts only while she fondled my... Read more »

I whis i was in Antartica

Hello Dr,You are doing really perfect job here.My idea,You are the best.I asked questions before but you didnt answer.I hope this time i deserve an answer.1-I tested 12 times 4th gen. (ag+ab)blood test for hiv in 160 days, all negative. Last test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tested 12 times using a 4th-generation assay out to 160 days; all negative. Do I need another test?"!!! Exactly which part of HIV negative are you having difficulty understanding??? You've now tested repeatedly negative out to 9.5 months! You... Read more »

Changing Meds?

Hey Doc,Thanks for all of your work here you have helped me work through several issues. I have a couple of questions. I started taking Sustiva and Epzicom in May of 2007. Over the last 3 months I have started having sleeping problems..crazy...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Switching off Sustiva would likely help your sleeping problems. Alternatives included either a boosted protease inhibitor or perhaps atazanavir alone (an option if not taking any acid lowering drugs and still on Epzicom). The impact on the lipid... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...expensive. However, they are becoming more common, faster and cheaper. The tests aren't good at detecting "minority" mutations (less than 20% of the virus population). Also, they work better when the viral load is higher. If your viral load is... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...size. Standard doses of drugs are usually based upon research donepredominantly in men. This means women, who generally weigh less than men, may get higher amountsof drugs in their bodies than is needed to be effective. This does not meanthat... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...medical exam. Those who test positive are denied residence automatically. This measure also applies to all people requesting change in residence status, including citizenship applications. Let's say you are an immigrant who has tested HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...number, the less virus there is in your blood. Numbers can range from about one million copies to as few as 50 copies. If you have less than 50 copies, your health care provider may tell you that your results are "undetectable." Being... Read more »
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why does the expert say 3 months or more?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Professionals >> Visit the BodyPRO The Body: The Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Resource Sign up for free e-mail updates!The Body En Espanol Home All Topics Ask the Experts What's New Connect Tools Treatment Read more »

Worrying

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...side of my now unprotected penis. I quickly wiped it off but 3 weeks later got a sore throat for 2 days,fever of 99.9 lasting less than a day and a minor rash on my forearm.(Some small reddish bumps not itchy) It went away after a few days.Have... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...What do HIV/AIDS Doc's do, when they are not seeing you? http://www.thebody.com/thebody/ukraine.html Ben Young, M.D. In Ukraine, Clinicians Read more »

HIV and tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I tested negative at 3, 4, and 7 months. Two tests were at a county clinic, one with a private agency (800#). Do you think it's possible that the tests were mixed Read more »