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Ideal Time For HIV Test

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Ideal Body Weight for HIV patients

Is there an ideal body weight to be used especially for HIV positive patients? Can you compare their weight to the standard ideal body weight use for the general public?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
No one seems to have a consensus on this. I am one of the people who believe that we need to have an "insurance" pad of extra lean body mass in case we get sick. I would say add 10 % more lean body mass than a normal healthy person.But you... Read more »

When is an ideal time for pregnancy?

I am on truvada and efivarenz for two months now,my husband and i would like to try for a baby... Read more »

Ideal CD%

Dear Mark,I was diagnosed positive in 2004 with a CD4 count of 51. I started treatment and my CD4... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Identifies "Ideal" AIDS Drug Regimen; Includes Same Drug Types Found in Indian Generic FDCs, Study Author Says

The "ideal" antiretroviral drug combination for new patients includes two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors and one non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, according to a study in the April 29 issue of the New England Journal of... Read more »
AIDS United

Congresswoman Lee and 43 Original Cosponsors Introduce H.RES.59, "Supporting the Goals and Ideals of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day"

On February 6, 2013, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced H.RES.59, "Supporting the goals and ideals of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day," which was cosponsored by 43 other Members of Congress. The bill resolved that the House of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Local Governments Often Must Decide Between Using Quick or Early Detection HIV Tests

The New York Times on Monday examined the "quandary" faced by local public health officials nationwide over whether to fund and promote an HIV test that provides quick results or one that is able to detect the virus in its earliest stages but... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Recommendations for HIV Testing as Part of Routine Medical Care

The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined new practice guidelines issued recently by the American College of Physicians recommending routine HIV testing for all patients beginning at age 13, regardless of whether they engage in high-risk... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

HIV testing time

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was tested 8 months after my last sexual encounter. The nurse at the clinic and the AIDS hotline, AND the CDC say that that 6 months is the correct length of time after a possible exposure and that I would not have to be tested again (I was neg).... Read more »

5th week test negative...time and tests

Posted by change33, 1 Reply
So as I live and learn on this site. I'm still going through the anxiety of the wait. My girl and I have now been experiencing loud stomach noises and she has gone through the full ride of symptoms (the ones that mean nothing but are on every HIV... Read more »

Long enough time to test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Many people who are worried about HIV exposure may not know the exact date they put themselves at risk. Luckily, I do know my potential exposure date (July 15). Knowing the window period is 6 months according to the CDC, if I test this week, how... Read more »