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Is Any Medicines Hide HIV Virus In Blood Test

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

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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VIRAL LOAD TEST..DOES VIRUS HIDE IN LYMPH NODES

My son is taking the protease inhibitor Crixivan along with 3TC and AZT.While he is feeling great and his T-cells are higher (216), I was shocked tosee how swollen his parotid glands are. He gets the best of care but I can'thelp but wonder..is...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Swelling of the parotid glands is not uncommon in people with HIV infection. Parotid glands are not lymph nodes, they are salivary glands. Nevetheless, parotid enlargement sometimes occurs in people with generalized lymphadenopathy, and in those... Read more »

Where does the Hep C virus hide?

Dr., during Hep C tx, if a person is "un-dectectable", completes the SOC, achievs SVR, then re-lapses, how does the virus avoid detection then re-appear? I'm in my 30th week of tx and sailing right along. Based on all my tests, it...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Almost ALL patients who have cleared virus by six months after the last shot, MAINTAIN this great result. These patients are cured. It is quite rare for the virus to bounce back after this because it doesn't hide out like other viruses do (like... Read more »

HIV playing Hide n seek

Hi! DoctorYou are the best ! Indeed the best.1) In one of your posts i read that the Virus can hide in the lymph nodes--now what the hell is this ?How antibody/rapid test will behave if the virus is hiding-will it always be negative in hidden virus...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,It is true some virus can "hide" in various sites within the body, but that would not affect HIV-antibody tests. Anti-HIV antibodies are proteins made by the body's immune system in an attempt to fight off the infection. These... Read more »

can HIV hide in your body for 10years

hi dr i was expose to hiv by my partner who never told me his status,i find out accidentally through his nurse.for the pass 12 month my hiv test has been negative. but i keep reading about story of the virus been hidden in your body for 10years....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The virus can 'hide' in cells in the body and that is what makes HIV hard to cure. BUT, the antibodies the body makes once HIV infection occurs does not hide and most who are HIV+ also have virus circulating in the blood. So, do not... Read more »
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PCR/ELISA & "Hiding HIV"

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I tested negative on a standard ELISA test AND a DNA PCR test at almost 5 months post-exposure. The results were negative. Nevertheless, joint and node pain continues. I can't stop thinking that HIV is somehow hiding in my nodes and thus escaping... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships".

I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »

Normal Blood Test - Would the virus show up?

Posted by Anonymous
I am worried that I may have contracted HIV and have yet to go to a clinic for a test. However, a few days ago I went for a blood test because I have been feeling tired for over a year now. My question is this. Could the virus show up on the blood... Read more »

Is there any test which look for HIV virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everybody I am wondering is there some kind of test which look for virus itself?
I am becoming paranoid about hiv i tested 8 months after my last sex and i am still woried becouse i started doubting everything medicine science even my own body.
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