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Factors Influencing Hiv Test

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Factors that influence seroconversion?

Could certain factors influence seroconversion to take longer than the normal six months window period such as extreme stress/anxiety, cancer/chemotherapy, or becoming infected with another STD or Hepatitis at the same point as becoming infected...
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
I doubt stress or STD coinfections would be a factor. Anything that makes B cells ( cells that make antibodies), or T cells and macrophages (cells that process foreign antigens) dysfunctional could affect seroconversion. Cancers, chemotherapy,... Read more »

Does exercising influence a HIV test result?

Dear Dr David Wohl, I took a HIV test 8 and a half months after a possible exposure and it came out... Read more »

Influencing factors on test

Hi MarkWould taking St Johns Wort or herbal daily supplements have any effect on an accuracy of an... Read more »
Articles
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Partner Communication, Commitment Influenced HIV Testing in Adolescents

This article was reported by Healio . An article in Healio reported that inner-city adolescents in committed relationships with strong partner communication about HIV were more inclined to get tested for the virus. Researchers, including Hina... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Exploration of Factors Influencing Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Among People Living With HIV/AIDS in Northern Thailand

The chief purpose of the current report, the first of a three-phase study of the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in northern Thailand, "was to gain an in-depth understanding of the factors contributing to adherence in patients... Read more »
United Nations

A New Report Says Some Cultural Factors Influencing Spread of AIDS Are Specific to Africa

New York -- A new report released today on the state of HIV and AIDS in Africa says many cultural factors, including gender inequalities, wife inheritance and some sexual practices, that influence the AIDS epidemic and response are specific to the... Read more »
Body Positive

Medical Matters: Factors Influencing Adherence

Non-adherence of antiretroviral therapy can lead to higher viral loads and viral resistance, while proper adherence is linked with viral suppression. Data show that adherence of over 95 percent is needed for effective viral suppression. Adherence to... Read more »
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Affecting factor for HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I heard that some anti-allergic medicine (i.e piriton) will prevent the body from producing antibody...right?? Will someone take this medicine getting the -ve result for HIV even he/she is inflected. IF yes, need he/she stop to have those medicine... Read more »

Want To Influence A New HIV+ Mobile App?

Posted by ISIS_Inc, 2 Replies
We want your opinions! If you're HIV+ and between 18 24 years old, meet with a small group of techies for about an hour to check out a new concept for an app that aims to help you take your medication. We'll hook you up with $50 cash and cell phone... Read more »

Risk Factor and Assessment

Posted by Anonymous
I have a question for anyone who is knowledgeable in HIV infection risk factors.

About 15 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a female stripper for about 40 seconds to a minute. I stopped her after that. I did not ejaculate. In the following six... Read more »

risk factor and window period questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hello. i've been having horrible anxiety and haven't been able to sleep very well. I messed around with a confirmed HIV positive person. I rubbed my penis along his butt, touching his anus, but there wasn't any penetration at all. Also, I tested... Read more »