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CD4 Cell Tests

What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? Ongoing Monitoring "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line What Are CD4 Cells? CD4 cells are a type of lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are an important part of the immune system. CD4 cells are sometimes called T-cells. There are two main types of...
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tpha is negative

Am I suffering from any std if tpha is negative? Am I healthy now??...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.A negative TPHA test only means that you've never been exposed to syphilis. The TPHA test does not screen for any other sexually transmitted infection (such as HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia or hepatitis... Read more »

can penicillin cure chlamydia

Somebody told me a ex of mine had chlamydia and I'm on penicillin all ready due to a tonsil infection. If I had the chlamydia could it also be cured by the penicillin?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Penicillin doesn't treat chlamydia. The preferred treatment for chlamydia is either doxycycline or azithromycin.If you think you've been exposed, you should be screened (being mindful to test the body site(s)... Read more »

PEP adherence

How strict is the adherence requirement for pep? I understand that closer is better, but is being a couple of hours late on one dose dangerous?Thank you for your time. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You're fine. We need to define "on time". A couple of hours isn't late, it's not dangerous.BY... Read more »

odimune tablets

What exactly is odimune tablets used for? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Odimune is a generic form of Atripla(brand name in US) that contains three antiretroviral drugs (efavirenz, tendofovir, and emtricitabine) used to treat HIV infection. KH... Read more »
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Examen definitivo , segun tecnica , sintomas parecidos

Posted by dino99, 2 Replies
FAVOR LEER COMPLETO!!

Hola, les escribo pues me encuentro muy angustiado respecto de este tema
hace ya 7 meses que tuve una situacion de riesgo con una mujer que conoci en un pub
y a las semanas me empeze a sentir mal , dolores estomacales , dolor de... Read more »

No soporto esta angustia, alguien me podra ayudar?

Posted by eurogamer333, 1 Reply
Luego de ms de un ao (1 ao+ 2 meses), sigo creyendo que tengo VIH.

A los 4 meses + 13 das, despus de el "supuesto" contagio, me hice la prueba ELISA de cuarta generacin, y el resultado fue: No REACTIVO 0.4. Pero en octubre 31 pesaba 64 kilos, un mes... Read more »

White patches on tonsils

Posted by Worriedsick3139, 1 Reply
Hi,

5 weeks after my exposure I had found something on my tonsils. There were these whitish/yellow patches (not dots) on my tonsils. No fever, no sore throat, no cough OR no other symptom noticed. 24 days before this I had a cold which lasted for a... Read more »

Thanks to all at the Body

Posted by lilfshrmn
It's been two years since immune collapse and onset of AIDs for me. I want to thank all at the Body for such a great resource. I have been educated about this infection and how to live with it. Most importantly, I have been mentored by long term... Read more »