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HIV/ serum albumin correlation

Is it common or uncommon to have a serum albumin level as high as 48 g/l after several years' untreated HIV infection?...
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
That is a normal value. The usual way albumin level is usually expressed is g/dL. The normal range is about 3.2-5.0g/dL, with an average of 4.1/dL. So, 48g/L is the same as 4.8g/dL.... Read more »

Serum HIV test Neg but HIV anti-body test positive

My Serum HIV test for Life insureance was negative, two weeks later i donated blood and was... Read more »

HIV Cure? What is the Goat Serum?

A doctor from Tulsa, OK is administering a goat serum which is supposed to be a cure for HIV. What... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Serum RPR Testing Predicts Success of Neurosyphilis Treatment

New research finds that measuring the serum level of rapid plasma reagin (RPR) can generally predict the success of treatment for neurosyphilis, thereby avoiding lumbar puncture for confirmatory cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing. Successful... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Propolis

Propolis is a sticky substance that bees make from the sap (or resin) found around the buds of trees and other plants. This sap has natural antibiotic properties and protects the plant from infection. Because bees collect propolis from a variety of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Stop AIDS Project Unveils New Programs for HIVers

San Francisco's Stop AIDS Project (SAP) recently announced new outreach, support, and prevention efforts targeting gay and bisexual men who are HIV-positive. The initiatives are funded by a $1.5 million city Department of Public Health contract,... Read more »
Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases

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Alba: "I Think I'm the Oldest Woman Living With HIV!" Taking it Step by Step: An Interview With Dorothy and Lizabeth Older Women and HIV/AIDS Facts WORLD Program Updates This Issue: Older Women This issue of the WORLD newsletter focuses on... Read more »
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Possible exposure to asymptomatic HIV + serum

Posted by tsy2, 1 Reply
I work in a lab and unfortunately dropped a vial of serum. The vial fell on the floor and it kind of splashed. The majority splashed onto my scrub pants and didn't soak thru, I panicked and was convinced it splashed my face but I'm certain it didn't... Read more »

HIV testing while on tenofovir.

Posted by EmeandEme, 1 Reply
I have been taking tenofovir for over 6 months for Hep B. 3 months ago I had unprotected sex because the condom broke and need to figure out what test I need to take to check for HIV.

I have gotten tested every single month and everything has come... Read more »

Hep B and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If I am a non-converter for Hep B immunization, does it mean that HIV will take longer to convert if it is in me?

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Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with today's 1/2 tests ? I'm Finding a... Read more »