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Chemotherapy Effect On HIV Test

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Can chemo effect HIV test?

Dear Dr. Frascino:After being a worried weller for many years I now have something to really worry about. I was diagnosed with a sarcoma on my sacrum. The good news is I have a chance for a cure, however, it's a battle.I want to have another HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ELISA and negative 60-day PCR DNA are conclusive and definitive.To specifically address your question, yes, certain types of cancer chemotherapy can suppress the immune response and alter test results that depend on detection of a specific... Read more »

Chance of my friend getting infected

My friend's husband was diagnosed with AIDS with CD4 count of 20 and Lymphoma 2 weeks ago. My... Read more »

do you have the guts to comment on this?

Said by a top hiv prevention expert... "Although it is often said that immunosuppressive drugs... Read more »
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The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

... Table of Contents Introduction Obstacles to the Implementation of Routine HIV Testing in the U.S. New Technologies in HIV Testing HIV Testing Requirements: Opt-In, Opt-Out and Counseling Improving HIV Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

...the present time we don't know how to prevent NHL. How Is NHL Treated? Most cancers are treated by a combination of drugs (chemotherapy or chemo). Chemo is very toxic. It suppresses the immune system. It can cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Filgrastim (Neupogen)

...interferon, used to treat hepatitis C co-infection (see Fact Sheet 507 ) Many cases of neutropenia occur in people who are receiving cancer chemotherapy. What About Drug Resistance? Filgrastim does not work directly against HIV. Instead, it... Read more »
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Can't take it anymore, self testing tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hello again everyone, I cannot take it anymore. Its been 31 days since my potential exposure. It was breast secretions on my penis during a handjob from sex worker with unknown status, however, knowing my luck, she is HIV + and even though the risk... Read more »

I think you guys might seriously consider this....

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...let me see, here in America, america, we have the numero uno group of HOMOSEXUALS running down every 3 months to take their HIV tests, mixed with some BLACK heterosexuals, every once in a while when the preacher puts the fear of GOD and the... Read more »

Documentary Filmmaker wants to Hear Your Stories

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am looking for people who have HIV/AIDS who would like to be part of a documentary. I want to interview a variety of people, old young, gay, straight and show an honest portrayal of who you are, break down barriers and stereotypes and make people... Read more »

Please Help - Looking for advice from experience

Posted by Newbie, 6 Replies
...day but he actively manages his illness whereas we just wait to see if our numbers go up or down? 2. Are the meds really like chemotheraphy? My brother also had cancer and went through chemo so i know too well how awful it is. If that is going... Read more »