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Hiv Antibody Negative Red Spots Persists

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Red and Brown Spots after Combivir

Dear DoctorI had a one time sex with a prostitute where condom had broken. I was prescribed Combivir as a PEP for 28 days which I completed. I had an ELISA test after 55 days of exposure (27 days post PEP) where HIV1+O2 antibodies and P24 antigen...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The spots you describe would unlikely be related to either the short course of Combivir or from HIV infection-if persistent/worsening recommend assessment by your primary care provider. KH... Read more »

Little red spots? Is this KS?

Hi Dr. Dezube:I had a potential exposure about 3 years ago. At 6 months, I tested negative for... Read more »

Persistent symptoms for nine months, but negative at 3, 6 and 9

Should I continue testing till the 12th? tests: HIV antibodies non-reactive, Hepatitis C 0.1 s/c... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Report and Commentary from the Fifth International Workshop on HIV Persistence During Therapy

Inaugurated in 2003, the bi-annual International Workshop on HIV Persistence during Therapy (aka "the persistence workshop") is the brainchild of researcher Alain Lafeuillade. The meeting presaged the recent explosion of interest in pursuing a cure... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: City Offers New HIV Testing; Procedure Detects Virus Earlier, Could Identify "Hot Spots" Where It Is Spread

Baltimore's switch from conventional HIV antibody testing to RNA-based testing could help authorities diagnose new cases more quickly, aiding prevention efforts. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the city's health commissioner, said the more sophisticated test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: A Tale of Three Cities: Persisting High HIV Prevalence, Risk Behavior and Undiagnosed Infection in Community Samples of Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors set out to study geographical variations in diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV prevalence, use of sexual health services, STDs, and sexual behavior in a community sample of men who have sex with men (MSM) in the English cities of Brighton,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

HIV Replication and Persistence in T Follicular Helper Cells

Following up on the recent post on T follicular helper cells(TFH) , a study published on December 17th in the Journal of Experimental Medicine reports that TFH represent a major site of HIV replication andpersistence. The finding is not... Read more »
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HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test... Read more »

red spots

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ABOUT MY RASH SOME OF YOU SAY ITS HEAT RASH....IT SEEMS TO BE ONLY ON MY ARMS..AN UPPER ARMS....BUT NOW IT SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE ON MY CHEST.....ASIDE FROM MY ITCKY RED SPOTS...I HAVE SOME PIN-POINT RED-SPOTS ON MY ARMS, FORE ARMS, UPPER ARMS, AND... Read more »

Negative PCR and antibody, I am still worried HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I took a PCR test and a antibody test at 6 weeks (42 days) with LabCorp and I am still worried. I hear about HIV-2 and think I need to get tested for that also. The person whom my possible exposure was to was from NY and I have read on the internet... Read more »

Same symptoms, tests trump? but symptoms persist..

Posted by SRCHFRANS34
So, fellow posters & experienced responders. Why is it that positive individuals and negative testers have such similar symptoms..?At approx. 6 MONTHS post possible exposure had Unigold instant blood :NEGATIVE , Elisa blood draw full panel... Read more »