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How Many People Test Positive By 11 Weeks

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CD4 (T-Cell) Tests

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 CD4 cells. T-4 cells , also called CD4+, are "helper" cells. They lead the attack against infections. T-8 cells (CD8+) are "suppressor" cells that end the immune response. CD8 cells can also be "killer" cells that kill cancer cells and cells infected...
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Do people automatically test positive after ARS symptoms?

Seven weeks ago I made a stupid decision and had unprotected insertive anal intercourse with another male whose HIV status I did not know. Three or four weeks later, I developed a body rash which looked like an allergic reaction. I had been using...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The amount of time it takes for a person to develop a detectable level of antibodies around the time of primary infection symptoms is variable. For this reason, if a person has significant exposure (anal or vaginal sex with an HIV infected, or high... Read more »

Tested Positive 4weeks Ago

PLEASE HELP. I AM IN A DESPERATRE STATE. RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE AROUND 4WEEKS AGO. I HAVE NOT YET RECEVIED MY STATS ON CD4 AND VIRAL LOAD. BUT HAVE NOTICED A NUMBER OF PURPLE RAISED PATCHES ON TRUNK, LEGS AND FEET. THAT RESEMBLES KS CANCER. I ALSO...
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
Given your description it could be KS. Usually a biopsy of one of the lesions clinches the diagnosis. In many people, just starting and staying on HIV medication will cause these lesions to go away. However, in some patients, depending on the extent... Read more »

Post Pep Testing @ 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 24 weeks!

Hi Doc,I am fully aware that post PEP HIV antibody testing should be carried out at 6,12 and 24 weeks from exposure for a conclusive result.Do you know of any cases where earlier negative tests have gone on to be positive at later stage? If so, how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, with over 25 years of clinical experience, I have not seen a case where someone with negative post-PEP testing out to 24 weeks subsequently tested HIV positive (without additional HIV risk). Dr. Bob... Read more »

sex between 2 positive people

I am brand new to the HIV diagnosis. Is there any danger if both my boyfriend and i are postiive of us having unprotected sex with eath other. Could we make our HIV worse?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Another QTND (question that never dies). See below.Dr. BobReally concerned about reinfection (SUPERINFECTION, DUAL INFECTION, 2008)Aug 16, 2008 Dr. Bob I have been HIV poz for a year now. My concern is for the last 2 months I have have... Read more »
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test positive after a negative 6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
has anyone ever heard of this happening with a person with a normal immune system? Read more »

Just tested positive a few weeks ago

Posted by pooo, 13 Replies
Hello all I am new to the board, but I wanted to come here to meet positive people that are going through the same thing I am. I am a 29 y/o hiv positive female. When I first found out that I was positive, I felt as if my world was over, but I... Read more »

Tested Positive 3 weeks ago

Posted by Ushuaia, 6 Replies
I tested posotive 3 weeks ago. I was suppose to have an appointment with the Gay & Lesbian Center in Hollywood tomorrow to obtain my Viral Count and CD4 count. However the appointment was re-schdeuled for 2/27. I was advised to cancel Cobra and... Read more »

Hi - Tested Positive 8/28 - Couples Weeks Ago

Posted by Jordan, 10 Replies
Hello,

I tested positive 8/28/2012, a couple weeks ago and I just got back from the Dr in regards to my blood work.

Viral Load - 752

CD4 Cell Count - 814

He said it was good, I feel bad saying this but I don't know if he was just saying that to make... Read more »