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Five Different Types Of Aids Symptoms

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What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? What are the symptoms of HIV? What are the symptoms for AIDS? How long after a possible exposure should I be tested for HIV? I have heard there are many different types of HIV tests. How do I know which one I should take? What is the difference between an Anonymous and Confidential Test? What do the test results mean? If I test Positive,...
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love and different virus types?

I am becoming involved with another hiv+ man. He has been hiv+ for 15 years and I have been for 5 years. my virus is wild type (no resistances to any class of medications), have a viral load of 650 u/ml pretty consistently and t cells counts of 375....
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
While in love, keep your eyes open. Realize that transmission of resistant virus to someone with wildtype virus has been reported. This is called superinfection. An undetectable plasma viral load does not mean that bodily fluids are not infectious... Read more »

love and different virus types?

I am becoming involved with another hiv+ man. He has been hiv+ for 15 years and I have been for 5 years. my virus is wild type (no resistances to any class of medications), have a viral load of 650 u/ml pretty consistently and t cells counts of...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
While there is credible evidence that 'super-infection' occurs, it is strikingly rare in the world's literature.By 'super-infection' I mean when an HIV+ person acquires a second HIV infection through unprotected intercourse... Read more »

Confusing: so many different types of primers in EIA tests

Dr. Holodniy,What are the most sensitive and broadly reactive (for all HIV-1 subtypes) primers for an ELISA test?... I have read conflicting information, some say recombinant proteins, others say whole viral lysate and others still say synthetic...
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
Primers are NOT used in EIA tests. EIA tests utilize proteins or antigens to detect antibodies. Primers are small pieces of DNA that are used in molecular testing to detect HIV RNA or DNA in a sample, NOT antibodies.... Read more »

Are there different types of HIV?

A guy that I have dated on and off contracted HIV many years ago through a blood transfusion. He says it is contained and he says that it is not the "viral kind". Is there more than one kind of HIV/AIDs and are the risk factors for...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no such thing as a "non-viral kind" of HIV. HIV is a virus (human immunodeficiency virus). If this guy was infected with HIV and you had sex without condoms (vaginal, anal, oral), then you are at risk for infection with HIV. If... Read more »
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About the five stages

Posted by kicker, 1 Reply
Riverprinces and bird.

You both have taken what was said way out of context. At least from my view point on the issue. When anyone be it someone first diagnosised with HIV or what have you is experiencing the initial shock of the news it is not... Read more »

Aids vs Hiv exposure?.. Any difference?

Posted by PrayWithMePlease, 1 Reply
Are there any risk diferences between being exposed to someone who is HIV+ and someone who has AIDS completely? Would symptoms show earlier? Do you skip the HIV stage completely? etc... Anybody have some knowledge? Read more »

Hiv Ag(p24)/ Hiv ab (type 1+type 2) Accuracy

Posted by vtgreek, 1 Reply
Hello again sorry for bothering you again but i think this is the last time, i just had my test results back and they are negative. I had the Hiv Ag(p24)/ Hiv ab (type 1+type 2) test using the cmia method. The first test i did was six years ago and... Read more »

aids symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am a 17 year old male and am very worryied and scared i havent went and got my self tested for aids because i am scared. I also cant think who i could have cuahgt this from if infact i do have it because i have had protected sex, i do know... Read more »