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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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Initial ICMA positive with Indeterminate Western Blot followed by a non-detectable HIV-1 RNA PCR test

Dr.I want to first thank you for having a forum like this. So here it goes...about a week and a half ago (Friday August 26th) I had a blood panel done with STD testing. The doctor then called me on Tuesday (August 30th) but I missed it and he left a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.A repeatedly reactive screening HIV-antibody test (rapid test, ELISA, EIA, ICMA) plus an indeterminate Western Blot does not mean you are HIV positive! This testing pattern is "indeterminate," not "positive"! Your follow-up... Read more »

HIV and STD statistics in the United States

Can you please tell me how fast HIV is spreading in the US? Is it something that we should be very woried about? If there were 50 people in a room howmany could possible be HIV possitive if you have any %? Also, what other STDs are being spread...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions. In regard to the spread of HIV in the USA:Since we do not have nationwide HIV reporting, we do not have very good data regarding the recent spread of HIV in the United States. But based on limited data from the states... Read more »

would pcr- rna detect

After testing neg 1 1/2 years after receiving oral sex from an asian sex worker i continue to have hiv like symptoms(tender glands,low t-cell count).I tested negative in U.S. using antibody test and rna test.Are these tests used to detect strain...
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
The viral load tests to detect or measure plasma HIV RNA, will detect strains found in Asia.MH... Read more »

Does regular Ob/Gyn routine detect HIV?

Dear Dr. Bob,I broke up with my ex-boyfriend in April, and just found out that he had quite a few sexual relationships during our relationship. Not very nice, isn't it? I had a regular woman care check in October, and all the test results are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A routine STD screen certainly should include HIV-antibody testing; however, there is no guarantee it was actually performed. I would suggest you contact the doctor who performed your "regular woman care check" and ask exactly what... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
What is compromised/ supressed immune system.

Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection.

Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.

Do such person with... Read more »

Self Destructing Fast

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I have been HIV positive for 7 years. I was in a relationship with a man who turned out to be negative at the time I found out. This was in 2000. This man is very emotionally and physically abusive. I have tried many times to leave but have never... Read more »

STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long do I have to wait to test for other STD's besides HIV?

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