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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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the fast way

What is the fastest way to detect hivis pcr or p24 or 00000 could u tell me thank um.d...
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
Depends on what you are trying to detect and when in the course of HIV infection. P24 antigen is likely only to be detected in very early HIV infection or at very late stages of AIDS. PCR testing which looks for the viral RNA in blood can be... Read more »

I am getting angry very fast & I get a lot of allergies

Hi Dr. David,I was detected as HIV positive in April 2010. I have noticed that for last few months I am getting angry very fast. Also, I notice that I am getting too many allergies. Are these related to HIV?I am in India and am going to be 44 years...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for your question. First, regarding allergies. Persons living with HIV do tend to develop more drug sensitivities. You don't mention what type of allergies you are experiencing, but you should keep your doctor informed. Strong... Read more »

Fast Testing

Dear Dr. Bob,Firstly may I take this chance to thank you for your efforts on this wonderful forum, providing quality real world advise to so many people.My question is this, I tested HIV negative 9 weeks after a possible heterosexual exposure in a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It is true the vast majority of HIV-infected individuals will have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibody in their blood by six weeks. However, in my opinion and that of many others, "vast majority" is probably not good enough when... Read more »

fast progressor?

i'm almost certain i have been infected with hiv. after a moderate risk exposure i came down with all the common symptons of ars (mild fever, diaarhea, nausea & joint pain) approx. 5 weeks later. i find it too much of a coincidence that...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
To my knowledge (however limited it may be), there is no correlation between the time to seroconverion and rate of disease progression (nor viral load).Hope this is helpful, good luck. BY... Read more »
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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2?

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can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a normal urinalysis?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
can you detect HIV w/ a normal urinalysis just like what you take in school check ups? pls answer. Read more »