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Is Protein In Urine A Sign Of Hiv

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Low Viral load but high abnormal proteins.

Thank you for the support, I 37, I was diagnosed with HIV 10 years ago. My vl is 5300 , cd4 500 and I have never been on treatment, but my body is constantly fatigued and in pain. I have a severe neck pain, seen specialists from a neurologist to a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.The high proteins are a common finding with HIV. These represent abnormal regulation of antibody production due to imbalance of the immune system Read more »

FREQUENT URINATION

Hello Doctor, How are you. I am an HIV patient. I am using 'TRUSTIVA' and 'atovostatin' and... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...no symptoms. The most common test of kidney function is a urine test. A simple "dipstick" is used. This test checks levels of protein, sugar, ketones, blood, nitrites, and red and white blood cells. Small amounts of protein in the urine show up... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look for "antibodies" to HIV. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for signs that the... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...ribs. The liver acts as your body's chemical processing plant. Its functions include: Changing nutrients into chemicals and proteins that your body needs to stay healthy Storing nutrients from the foods you eat Breaking down drugs and... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...see if you have a parasite, protozoa (microscopic organism), virus, or bacteria Check your blood for HIV-related infections, proteins, vitamins, and other nutrients Use a special tool to look inside your gut (colonoscopy or endoscopy) It can... Read more »
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Boyfriend just tested +

Posted by Carly, 3 Replies
...months that he just couldn't get rid of. They got his lab work back & he had a low wbc count, elevated liver enzymes, & protein in his urine. The doctor did an HIV test, & the doctor called today & said he wanted my boyfriend to... Read more »

Urine Therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...it is the first one I've found I'll stick with it for awhile. I was interested to read Bentley's post that he drinks his own urine. Do you know that in Hindu areas that is a sign of purification and that former Prime Minister Desai of India drank... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptoms, your health care provider usually can diagnose it by testing your blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the blood for 1 to 3 months following... Read more »

To TexGal, Jackie and GmanBill- Please Read

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi all of you - I've just read the post from TexGal about your symptons and moving on with your life. I find myself in the situation that you described - symptons but -ve tests. In summary I had what seemed like a classic ARS 2-4 weeks after... Read more »