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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly...
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Pregnancy and HIV Positive

I am pregnant with my third child and my HIV test results came back Positive (Western Blot) and HIV ANtibody test shows reactive. My test results do not show that ELISA screening was done. My last test was in 2006 with my second child and I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...impressive list. I'll reprint a sample of these archival posts below. Thank you for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's urgently needed and warmly appreciated. Be well. Stay well. Cyber hugs... Read more »

Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i drank alcohol a lot. also i m a binge drinker. will this affect my hiv test? is my neg. test reliable? does alcohol stops or affects the production of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...night. These boughts go on for a few days. A few years ago when I went to the dentitst (before all this) he accused me of having AIDS because my tongue was white. I went to the doctor recently and he said it is irritation from smoking a... Read more »

Will consuming liquor affect HIV test result?? (Doctor plz help me....) (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dear Doc Bob,I am from Malaysia...Thank you for spending some times with me cause i really feel helpless now...I want to ask if i drink some liquor (around 200ml, 40% alcohol)eight hours before i take HIV test (Elisa-probably ealier generation),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...night. These boughts go on for a few days. A few years ago when I went to the dentitst (before all this) he accused me of having AIDS because my tongue was white. I went to the doctor recently and he said it is irritation from smoking a... Read more »

HIV Testing and autoimmune disordersr

Dr. Holodniy, I'd really appreciate it if you would clarify something for me. I am an RN who is concerned about a possible occupational exposure in January. When I got home after my shift, I noticed a cut on the pad of my thumb. It could have been...
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
#1. ELISA. The number of false positive western blots is extremely small.#2. NO.#3. See #1.#4. NO.#5. Yes. Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may unknowingly be transmitting HIV to other people. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation strongly encourages people who are at risk for HIV to be tested regularly. Whether or not to take the HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

...loadtest if I have already hadan HIV test? An HIV antibody test indicates whether you areinfected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.A viral load test shows how much of the HIVvirus is in your blood. While you will have anHIV antibody test... Read more »
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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Medication affecting HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Where can I find out information about medication affecting results of HIV test? I was on antifungal when I took my test & worried about false negative. Read more »

Lupus affect hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had lupus and never been diagnosed becasue it may not be that severe could it still cause you to seroconvert late? Is so how late and would a 3 month test give you a false negative, false positive, or intermediate? Read more »

Read this about what affect HIV test and so on!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...http://hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/ch2_1.html For you all worried! Follow this link and read whats affecting the HIV test-False positive Read more »