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Hiv Infection Documentation

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HIV tests

Once HIV infection is documented and confirmed, which HIV diagnostic test(s) can be used to quantitatively monitor the amount of HIV in plasma in response to antiretroviral treatment?
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
HIV viral load tests, of which there are several companies that make comparable tests that many commercial laboratories use. Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma and acute HIV infection. Is it possible?

Dear Dr Dezube. I am confused on whether or not Kaposi's Sarcoma can present itself during acute... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers Document Rare Case of Second HIV Infection With Different Strain

...Swiss researchers have documented a rare case of a patient contracting a second HIV infection two years later with a different strain of the virus. The researchers said the case could have implications for the development Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis Disease in HIV-Infected Persons

Introduction In February 2003, the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) released new guidelines for the treatment of TB. This fact sheet will... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...Carcelain G, Li TS, et al. Positive effects of combined antiretroviral therapy on CD4+ T cell homeostasis and function in advanced HIV disease. Science 1997;277:112-6. 9. Connick E, Lederman MM, Kotsin BL et al. Immune reconstitution in the first... Read more »
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Posted by Jesse, 2 Replies
...use of condoms? Do you think its more anxiety then HIV? Do you think this warrants an HIV test? Do these symptoms show early HIV infection? Can you take the time out and please help me! THANK YOU Read more »

hep co infection hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
does anyone know if co infection would slow down the window period for either disease. are there any written documents on this.does antone know .when the average person would test posiyive for hep -c or hep b help please Read more »

AIDS in schools

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm researching HIV infection in schools and between children who are playmates. I have yet to find any documented cases of children transmitting the virus Read more »

HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...contracted the virus -- and as early as one week before the partner developed the flu-like symptoms that characterize early HIV infection. "The main thing that's new is that we've shown for the first time that sexual transmission can happen... Read more »