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

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Hypersensitivity Test for Ziagen Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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Colitis and HIV

Being HIV + is colitis a common among us. HIV brings on colitis?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV infects the gut mucosa and even with effective treatment the gut may not return to normal. Some patients may have persistent forms of colitis and/or be more sensitive to other triggers for colitis (such as lactose or gluten sensitivity). Colitis... Read more »

Ulcerative Colitis & HIV and use of immunosuppresants

Unfortunately I suffer from both ulcerative colitis and HIV. The UC is my main issue. Without it, my life would be great and I would be feeling healthy. I am washed out and exhausted from having constant D for 5 yrs (not 1 day off!). Lost a lot of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have had several patients with ulcerative colitis who have done OK with such immune suppressive drugs. The literature generally also suggests that drugs like azathioprine can be judiciously (careful monitoring) used in HIV + patients (often easier... Read more »

HIV and Ulcerative Colitis

I am a little unusual in that I have HIV as well as pre-existing Ulcerative Colitis since my teens. One of the first combos I tried was based on Crix and I became very ill with constant diarrhoea and lost much weight and it had a terrible effect on...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
It is hard to predict how any given drug will effect people, let alone someone with Ulcerative Colitis. As you know, treatment of UC has improved, and if your colitis is well controlled you may find drugs easier to tolerate.If you are very adherent,... Read more »

Colitis and HIV positive partner

I have colitis and take Remicade. Remicade is known to weaken my immune system, so my question is that I have a partner that is HIV positive and I wanted to know if my risks are higher than the average person's risk for getting HIV....
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
While there is no evidence that Remicade would increase your risk for getting HIV, if your colitis affects your rectum (i.e. you have any problems with ulcers, fistulas or other lesions) I would be concerned that if you were the bottom your risk of... Read more »
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cmv colitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to have cmv colitis when first infected within 3 months or is this something that happens later in disease and not in the ars stage. Read more »

My close relative has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have evidence that one of my closest relatives is HIV positive. My relative has not been open about it and lives as if nothing has changed. The only concern is that my relative is still dating but I really doubt if his partners are aware. I... Read more »

live-in relative with HIV/AIDS

Posted by qwerty, 4 Replies
i overheard a conversation from my lil brother concerning he might have hiv/aids; he is under 18 years old but i also heard in the conversation he's been sexually involved with other boys and men. he doesnt know i heard all this and now im... Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm... Read more »