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Is Any Medicines Hide HIV Virus In Blood Test

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...Did You Just Learn That You're HIV-Positive? It can be very scary to learn that your HIV blood test came back positive, but it's not a death sentence. The test means that you are infected with the virus that causes AIDS, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). There is no 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...
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Hi, we have a patient who has cd8-840,cd3-1290,cd4-414.how nyou are rating this patient and what are the medicines can be used?
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
...You don't indicate what the CD4% or HIV viral load level are. That CD4 count is just below the normal range of 500-1500. So difficult to determine whether HIV treatment Read more »

HIV and blood-test results- Any health tips to stay healthy?

Dear Dr.Vergel,Im 37. Ive been HIV positive since April 2007, so far not on meds, but my latest CD4 count and a regular blood test results showed that something is going on?! CD4 count fell from 640(34%) in February, to 395 (30%) in June. Some other...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...your doctor to track changes in your viral load and T cell count. Talk to him or her about newer, more "side effect friendly" medicines.It's important to avoid activation of the immune system. Treat any non-HIV illnesses you experience as soon... Read more »

Stop taking medicine (WHAT DOES UNDETECTABLE MEAN,2011)

Hi Dr,I live with my cousin who is HIV positive. We are just roommates, nothing freaky like that. I'm really concerned about him. He was taking the medicine (multiple pill form) for almost a year and he became undetectable. He has since lost his job...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...longer able to transmit the virus to others! Undetectable merely means the viral load is too low to be measured by the standard blood tests we use.I suggest you show this post to your cousin. He should contact his HIV physician specialist without... Read more »

Does anti Viral medication effect HIV test results?

My Physician prescribed me Famtrex 250 dialy one tablet after dinner as i had been daignosed with genital herpes..its one month now continously , do these tablets effect my HIV antibody test results? is it possible to giv any false...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...No use of famtrex (famciclovir) or other anti-viral medication would not effect the HIV antibody test result.Joe Read more »
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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting, sleep problems, abnormal dreams, headache, dizziness, impaired concentration, and changes in certain blood tests. Individuals should tell a doctor if these side effects continue or are bothersome. Drug and Food... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...and to determine if you need to make changes to your HIV treatmentregimen. CD4 Cell Test The CD4 cell test is a simple blood test ordered by your health careprovider. When you first start receiving care for HIV, you should get a"baseline"... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...hasn't been diagnosed or noticed yet. Talking to your doctor, taking a thorough medical history, and checking a full range of blood tests can go a long way in diagnosing other possible infections. Special Concerns for Women, Children and... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
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Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
...is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). By killing or damaging cells of the body's immune system, HIV progressively destroys... Read more »

Holodniy on "hidden" HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...tests are fine. UGH Dr. Holodniy's Response: I have not seen any documented evidence of HIV infection in someone where all blood tests are negative, but the virus exists and is replicating in other organs. All the glands and organs are in... Read more »

What do they mean by undetectable?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
... when some people with HIV who are taking medicines say they are undetectable, do they mean that when they are tested, the results come back negative? if so, does that happen Read more »