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In Hiv If High Levels Of Protein Is Detected In The Urine Would I Have An Infection

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Protein in urine

My question concerns a recent detection of protein in my urine. I am hiv+ and have been on the same meds for about 6 years. Is this common and is there anything in particular that might help correct this problem before there is a REAL problem....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

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Proteinuria means the presence of an excess of serum proteins in the urine. Proteinuria may be a sign of renal (kidney) damage. Since serum proteins are readily reabsorbed from urine, the presence of excess protein indicates either an insufficiency... Read more »

A friend of mine is down to non-detectable levels; T-cells are still low. Why?

I am very concerned about my best friend. He tested positive for HIV in November of 2008; he was very sick, with something like 167,000 viral copies and T-cells in the single digits; he was put on Atripla immediately. His doctor just told him...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately there is no "usual timeframe" for T-cell rebound! Every case is unique due to a wide range of variables that include both host factors (age, immune integrity, concurrent infections, adherence, genetics, etc.) and viral... Read more »

elevated protein in HIV urine test

Elevated proteins in HIV urine tests indicates what?...
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
Elevated protein in the urine is a very nonspecific marker. It could be the result of infection, inflammation or kinds of kidney disease.... Read more »

protein in urine at random physical

I suffer from severe anxiety and stress and when I had a test done on my urine today they found protein and needed to send me to my regular doctor for more test. What's the chances that it is a temporary thing when my stress levels go up? Could...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Many people with HIV have protein in their urine. This is an answer given by Dr Wohl, one of the top HIV experts in the country:Response from Dr. Wohl"Protein in the urine is a sign that the kidney is not functioning perfectly. Protein is... Read more »
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why is it so hard to detect the presence of hiv?

Posted by raymond, 1 Reply
because our bodies are not good at detecting it because the virus does not act like any other. most viruses consist of a protein coat and rna strain. the virus lands the protein coat injects the rna into the cells where the rna sstarts reproducing... Read more »

Trying to be complete, scared on many levels. Hope I'm wrong and just crazy.

Posted by terrorized, 6 Replies
So here we go. This is quite the story, but maybe some here have been in similar positions.

I am 34 years old, seperated from my wife for 2 years, and just left a relationship with a 21 year old girl I met at college who I know now is a highly... Read more »

Red Grapes, Protein Supplements & Noni Juice

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 3 Replies
Recently, a guy who's been infected for almost four years and is healthy as an ox gave me this advice: "...pay attention to things that can boost your immune system..such as red grapes, Noni juice, protein supplements, etc."

Is there any truth to... Read more »

High Anxiety about possible infection. Please help.

Posted by stressedout, 5 Replies
Hello,
I am a male, 31 years old. About 8 weeks ago I had a one time encounter of unprotectied oral and vaginal intercourse with a female I did not know. Her HIV status is unkown to me, possible high risk group but not needle drugs though. ... Read more »