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Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know If You Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Physical Activity and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Hyperlipidemia Other Risks for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Lipids are fats and fat-like substances in the blood. Cholesterol andtriglycerides are lipids. Your body uses...
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HIV Symptoms and presence of HIV Antibodies

Hello Doc:6 weeks ago I had protected oral sex with a sex worker. 2 days later I developed a itchy rash on on my leg followed by flue like symptoms 17 days later. I bought a HIV home test at 21 days and it was negative. the symptoms continued so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Symptoms associated with seroconversion and the production of detectable levels of detectable anti-HIV antibodies generally occur around the same time. Regarding your situation:1.Protected sex is protected, assuming the latex condom was used... Read more »

Antibodies detectable in presence of HIV rash?

Dear Doctor,Are antibodies immediately detectable when a newly infected person develops a rash?To summarize, I am male who has sex with females:Nov 28 - Sex with condom on (woman unknown status)Dec 4- Sex with condom on (woman unknown status)Dec 10...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You had no risk for HIV infection that I can see here. You used a condom.HIV antibodies are detected about 12 weeks after exposure that led to infection. The rash associated with acute infection could develop before 12 weeks. In my opinion, you have... Read more »

False oral positives in presence of oral herpes

Is there interaction that could cause a false positive oral test for HIV if the subject has active oral herpes?What are the percentage of false positives in general for oral HIV tests?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Very good question, but unlikely given the molecular sequence differences between the viruses. False positive rates for this test are probably less than 1 in 1000.MH... Read more »

Presence of virus in semen and pre-cum

Is it true that, among men who test HIV-positive, a higher percentage of them have the virus in their pre- cum than do in their semen? Is it possible to have varying amounts of the virus in various bodily fluids?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi,Thank you for your question. I have not heard about any significant differences between the concentrations of the virus in the pre-cum vs. the semen. We do know that both body fluids contain high concentrations of the virus. Semen however is... Read more »
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why is it so hard to detect the presence of hiv?

Posted by raymond, 1 Reply
because our bodies are not good at detecting it because the virus does not act like any other. most viruses consist of a protein coat and rna strain. the virus lands the protein coat injects the rna into the cells where the rna sstarts reproducing... Read more »

PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Usually, if you test positive for antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off a pathogen and you now have immunity. But with the HIV test, the logic is reversed. Instead of meaning... Read more »

Simple query

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I have tested via ELISA out to 11 weeks. I also had one of those viral tests done as well (the ones that look for the presence of the ctual virus) which was negative.
My question is, at this late stage, if I was indeed infected and hadn't yet... Read more »

READ... It's simple.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Listen up. People get way too concerned over this subject. Don't get me wrong it is scary. All unproected acts- intercourse or oral with a positive person or a person of unknown status require testing after three months. Some exposures are much... Read more »