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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 negative but girfriend's ( hiv antibody/antigen screen) postive

Hi girfriend just been through a test to get a visa done, her test( hiv antibody/antigen... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Development of Proteinuria or Elevated Serum Creatinine and Mortality in HIV-Infected Women

...HIV-negative women with a similar high-risk profile since 1993. Researchers determined the incidence of proteinuria or elevated serum creatinine in the cohorts, to assess whether they were predictors of mortality in HIV-positive women, and to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum. "Serostatus" refers to whether someone has HIV infection or not. HIV isn't the first topic that comes up... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...proteins are separated by molecular weight via differential migration on a polyacrylamide gel and blotted onto a membrane support. HIV serum antibodies from the patient are allowed to bind to the proteins in the membrane support, and patterns of... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...disappointing results of finding immune markers that would adequately predict IRIS in TB disease. A Thai study showed that IL-12 and serum IL-2, among other markers, did not show differences between those who did and did not develop IRIS.... Read more »
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some one with more knowledge please explain this

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...Socrates Institute for Therapeutic Immunology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19126-3305, USA. Abstract Serum Gc protein (known as vitamin D3-binding protein) is the precursor for the principal macrophage activating factor... Read more »

about rapid testing

Posted by tammy, 5 Replies
...Canada advises Canadians to be aware of problems indentified with the following rapid HIV test kits: the Fast-Check HIV-1/2 (serum test) and the Fast Check HIV-1/2 (whole blood test.) The Fast Check HIV-1/2 (serum test) is used to test human... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello averyone. Let me say this is a great forum for talking about this subject. Well, I have a question. Im from Latin America and a year ago I had a risky experience. I just got tested yesterday and the results came in about 3 hours. It showed... Read more »

today news

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...National Blood Transfusion Committee) was formed to coordinate the state groups. In 1945, the Red Cross took over blood and serum preparation units established by the Australian Army. In 1995, a government report recommended the foundation of a... Read more »