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HIV Health Checklist

...and C. Positive results can lead to further tests, treatment, or vaccinations. Special Laboratory Tests Bone Density Scan (DEXA, see fact sheet 557 ): A baseline test helps show if you are losing bone density due to smoking, age, or other risk factors. Repeat in women after menopause, men over age 50, and people with low testosterone. HIV Tropism (See fact sheet 129 ): Shows if your virus can be controlled by a new type of...
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Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i drank alcohol a lot. also i m a binge drinker. will this affect my hiv test? is my neg. test reliable? does alcohol stops or affects the production of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...days. I have been a complete train wreck ever since this incident. At four weeks my left groin started burning if I sat too long, then the back of my knees started hurting, then the rest of my groin hurt. For a couple of days I felt like I was... Read more »

Mild alteration in my blood test. Should I be worried?

I am 46 years old man who is positively charged since 1991 and on HAART therapy since 2001, when my CD4 count dropped to 44 and I had pneumocistosys. After being discharged from the hospital, I started my treatment with antiretrovirals. I am on the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your current HIV regimen is usually safe for the liver and pancreas. From what you described the level of concern about significant liver/pancreas problems would be low. Non-HIV conditions such as gall bladder disease, gastritis, or fatty liver are... Read more »

alcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

I am a college student and I've done a fair amount of drinking in the past. I got tested at 3 months and then at one year. Both tests were negative but I went out and drank the night before the test I took at the one year. Does alcohol affect these...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...days. I have been a complete train wreck ever since this incident. At four weeks my left groin started burning if I sat too long, then the back of my knees started hurting, then the rest of my groin hurt. For a couple of days I felt like I was... Read more »

Stopped smoking-V.L. shot up.

Whats up,I recently stopped smoking two or so months ago, when I did my blood work just last week, My V. Load shot up nearly a 1,000 points and my liver showed signs of unsteady rest. The Doctors have asked me if I've been sick, and I haven't. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,There is no association with quitting smoking and rising HIV viral loads. None whatsoever! I don't know what you meant when you said your "liver showed signs of unsteady rest." Read more »
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How Do I Start?

...cure for HIV disease, but there are treatments that help keep the disease under control. Many people with HIV infection live a long and healthy life. No one can predict how long it may take to develop any symptoms of HIV disease. When you first... Read more »
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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...PCP by taking the same medications used for PCP treatment. Another way to reduce the risk of PCP is not to smoke, or to stop smoking. HIV-positive smokers develop PCP two to three times faster than HIV-positive people who do not smoke. One study... Read more »
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Fatigue

...this when you climb stairs or carry bags of groceries. With psychological fatigue , it may be difficult to concentrate for as long as you used to. In severe cases, you might not feel like getting out of bed in the morning and doing your regular... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...make their lives better. Many HIV-positive people make favorable changes such as breaking bad habits like drinking too much or smoking. As serious as the diagnosis is, there is good reason to have hope that your life will be full and healthy.... Read more »
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Did I wait too long to test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...health department. My ex girlfreind has moved away so I cannot contact her. If I was infected 5 1/2 years ago, have I waited to long to test for antibodies. I have heard that some people with AIDS may not be able to produce antibodies anymore. ... Read more »

Just took t test..... now extremely scared........

Posted by missing, 3 Replies
To be honest I never thought I will need to do this. I understand how HIV is transmitted so I avoid doing all of those risky act. I only have 1 stable partner for many years, never smoke let a lone doing drug with shared needle. Nevertheless. I... Read more »

For AIDS2HIV, ErricCo, SteveR (DUO TEST NEGATIVE)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi Guys Sorry I am late posting this, got back late from London and was trying to post a message but I took so long posting it that I lost my internet connection in between and thought i would wait until after a nights sleep, make sure i gave Read more »

I've been married for 3 years and I just tested +

Posted by frida, 9 Replies
...together for 4 (both completely monogamous). The doctor believes that he has had the virus the entire time, it just took a really long time for me to get it. I had a test in June of 06 and was negative and one in June of 05 and was negative. He... Read more »