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How Long P24 Antigen Remains Positive

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Long-term HIV Patient, age 60, with stable virile load

Hi,I have been hiv+ for 23 years, whose CD4 count has fluctuated around 600. Viral load usually below 30,000. Four years ago my doctor took me off of meds, the logic that the drugs do not appear to affect the numbers either way. My new doc, who has...
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
...I would agree with getting you back on meds, although I am not sure I understand the need for 5 drugs. Was significant resistance found? Read more »

Long-Term HIV Patient, age 60, with stable virile load

Response to Dr. Holodniy's Question:I have Resistance: T69A, K70E, M184V and Other mutations, 98S,... Read more »

Hep B vaccination and Hep B surface Ag

Is it possible to get a positive Hep B surface Ag if I do a blood test within 2 weeks of receiving... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Aging Among Long-Term HIV Survivors in U.S.

... The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday examined issues surrounding aging among long-term HIV survivors in the U.S. According to physicians, people living with HIV/AIDS experience signs of aging about Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Has 93 Million Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Carriers: Ministry

...percent of the nation's population, have hepatitis B surface antigen. A protein antigen produced by the hepatitis B virus, HBsAg is the earliest sign of acute HBV infection and often identifies people with the infection before symptoms are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...dose. ** Not applicable. Adult formulation administered on a 2-dose schedule. §§ Higher doses might be more immunogenic, but no specific recommendations have been made. ¶¶ Dialysis formulation administered on a 3-dose... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

... Chlamydia urine test or vaginal swab Hepatitis tests (See fact sheet 506 ): Tests look for hepatitis antibodies and antigens for hepatitis A, B, and C. Positive results can lead to further tests, treatment, or vaccinations. Special... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...effective in identifying HIV antibodies, and not antibodies directed to other infectious agents that may be antigenically similar. Antigens used in HIV diagnostic tests must be appropriately specific, and are usually purified antigens from viral... Read more »

HeRe We Go AgAiN!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HIV converns. Ok,well after going through HIV anxiety for 8 months and discovering I was negative at the end of it a month ago I worry that I am about to enter the abyss again. After the unprotected sex risk I had 8 months ago I have vowed to... Read more »

p24 antigen test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...is it true the p24 antigen test is only accurate 2-4 weeks after infection ? Read more »

Am i at risk?

Posted by Sunny, 1 Reply
...And I got Tested after 7 weeks with 1) HIV 1 ANTIGEN, HIV 1/2 Antibody Test which came out to be NEGATIVE 2) HIV 1/2 AxSym Ag/Ab Screen which was Negative as well. So Do u think I shall leave the anxiety or can it be false? Please Help Read more »