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How to Identify AIDS Fraud

Introduction Using Resources as a Guide Using Common Sense as a Guide Questionable Evidence Profile of a Fraudulent Practitioner Red Flags Introduction AIDS, like cancer, is a disease that is seen as having no cure, with standard treatments that are viewed as having many side effects. In response to these uncertainties in cancer, a thriving underground has evolved offering "cures" and treatments based on unproven (often disproven) and...
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Can a blood culture identify hiv?

I recently had to undergo an hiv test in a foreign country. The test result revealed that I was positive.The hospital asked me for a second blood sample saying they wished to culture it. However they did not tell me the result of the culture even...
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
Antibody tests are more sensitive and accurate then blood culture for HIV infection. You can culture HIV out of the blood, but it requires a certain expertise and equipment to do it properly. Even in the best hands not all infected people will have... Read more »

Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both tests and they are Negative. Thanks' ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Western Blot tests should only be run to confirm a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA (or EIA or rapid test). It should not be used as a diagnostic tests without a positive initial screening test, due to the possibility of false-positive or... Read more »

annual diagnostics/tests

I would be grateful for your guidance. I am a 44 year old male diagnosed with HIV in 2001 and on meds (ritonavir boosted atazanavir plus truvada) since October 2005. In an ideal world, if cost was no object, which bloods and other diagnostic 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
The usual battery of tests includes: CD4 count/percent, HIV viral load, standard blood counts (white, red blood cells, platelets), Chemistry panel including lipid panel (total, LDL, and HDL cholesterol, tryglycerides), liver panel (liver enzymes... Read more »

New improved diagnostic tests ?

Dear DoctorMaybe you could shed some light on new developments in the field of hiv diagnostic tests ? BACKGROUNDOne of the comments that one sees is that progression, and/or OI's are not always related directly to the absolute CD4 count (i.e....
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
There are many tests available in a research only capacity that can measure global or very specific function of CD4 cells. They are labor intensive and expensive. It is unclear as to when they would have wide spread availability.... Read more »
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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
Is this a good thing?



Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News reported.

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Spoke to Quest Diagnostics Dr!

Posted by dontbelieveit, 1 Reply
I just spoke to the Dr that performed my test at Quest Diagnostics and asked him a bunch of questions.

Q1. What generation test was performed.
A. The most current test. (He never said rather it was 3rd or 4th).

Q2. What does the test check for?
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Quest Diagnostics??? no...it's not them

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Although Jocko's info, as-far-as the validity of a PCR DNA is correct, his "source" of where that info is
coming from is wrong.

Quest Diagnostics contracts with a lot of "draw stations" and "organizations" such as "AIDS Specialized
testing aka HIV... Read more »

How can I identify a swollen gland (armpit)?!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an exposure 1.5 months ago with a guy that knew he was HIV + but didnt tell me anything until yesterday... I did not use a condom... I think I may have a little swelling in my armpits... Does anybody know how to identify if this is happening?... Read more »