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Hiv Tests Not Effective In Advanced Aids

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HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Fast Facts HIV affects AI/AN in ways that are not always apparent because of their small population sizes. Of all races/ethnicities, AI/AN had the highest percentages of diagnosed HIV infections due to injection drug use. AI/AN face HIV prevention challenges, including poverty, high rates of STIs, and stigma. HIV is a public health issue among the approximately 5.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), who...
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Very Advanced HIV or AIDS?

I was just told that my Dad was tested ( Aug 99 ) and found to have very advanced HIV, his CD4 cell count was 40,and a very low fraction of 5%.His viral load was 96200.He also has mild oral candidiasis,oral hairy leukoplakia and shotty nodes in...
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
He does indeed have advanced HIV disease, and by definition has AIDS (CD4 count<200 or 14%). I would not consider him gravely ill. With effective treatment for HIV infection, his CD4 count can improve dramatically and his viral load can become... Read more »

gum bleeding and advanced stage of AIDS

Hi, I just met a wonderful guy last week and I sort of suspected he was HIV+, but during our first conversation he said he was living the hospital due to gastric problems. After that we had our first date and we deep kissed for one hour or so. Then,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You ask "Am I overreacting?" The answer is yes, you are. Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible."Undetectable" means your buddy is on effective combination antiretroviral therapy (HIV medications) that have driven his HIV... Read more »

test hiv con oraquick advance oral fluid

a 96 giorni dal rapporto a rischio, ho eseguito un test per hiv del tipo oraquick advanced oral swab presso un centro medico con risultato negativo.posso stare tranquilla?ho letto che la sensibilit solo del 99.3 o meno secondo certi studi. potrebbe...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buona sera, "molto preoccupata".La sensibilit del test tipo Oraquick "solo" del 99.3 percento. "Solo"? Quel percento estremamente alto. Vuol dire che il test quasi perfetto scoprendo una infezione da HIV. Puoi... Read more »

Oraquick Advance Test Confusion (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK TESTS, 2009)

Dr BobI tested negative using the Oraquick Advance HIV 1/2 rapid test. I started reading some things on line that stated the accuracy of the rapid test was not as good as the standard ELISA test and had a higher rate of false negative test. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sure thing. I've addressed these types of concerns many times in the past. Below I'll repost some information from the archives that pertains to your question.The problem with OraQuick testing when it was first released was a relatively... Read more »
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i have an advance hiv infection...

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all: My name is Jim, I have an "advanced" HIV infection, and I
write to hopefully give a bit of TURBO-BOOST to all who find
themselves in that moment of darkness that comes when you may
think you are nearing your end. NEVER just "give up", LIFE... Read more »

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
Hi everyone. I just found this forum and have an intense need to talk about what's going on anonymously. It's been a terrible 24 hours.

My dad is gay and spent pretty much his entire life hiding it from everyone. My parents finally split for good... Read more »

oraquick advance question. please respond thanks!

Posted by gladrial33, 1 Reply
I took an HIv oraquick advance rapid test the other day and it was negative. I have a question about the test. The lab technician had me swab my gums with the stick provided, then I was instructed to place it in a small conatiner of fluid. However,... Read more »

Stupid question. Sorry in advance.

Posted by Tyne2011, 1 Reply
Hi everyone. I'm the moron who thought she was in acute liver failure three weeks post PEP because of some very unpleasant GI side effects worse than Kaletra. As it turned out, my cooking with tumeric was to blame. A resident mentioned to me that it... Read more »