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Is There A Hepatitis Diagnosis Algorithm

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Algorithm for Tuberculosis Screening and Diagnosis in People With HIV

Tuberculosis is a leading cause of death among adults with HIV. In some countries, up to 50 percent of these patients die during TB treatment, usually within two months of the TB diagnosis. Delayed diagnosis is probably a significant contributor to... Read more »
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Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

Table of Contents Introduction HIV/HCV Coinfection HIV/HBV Coinfection New Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behavioural Predictors of Subsequent Hepatitis C Diagnosis in a U.K. Clinic Sample of HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors of the current study sought to examine the associations between self-reported high-risk sexual behaviors and subsequent diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The Sex, Health and Anti-Retrovirals Project (SHARP) was a... Read more »
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Hepatitis C Diagnosis

gross examination- specimen consists of two cores of light brown soft tissue, measuring 0.2 and 1.4Liver biopsy: chronic haptitis C, with moderate inflammatory activity (grade 3) abd periportal fibrosis (stage 2)Patchy mild far metamorphosis Patchy...
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
The biopsy results mean there is moderate damage to the liver by HCV infection. HCV treatment would be indicated provided there are no other active medical issues and all screening tests are negative.... Read more »

testing algorithm

Dear DrI had unprotected sex 4 months ago , It was brief pen etration without ejaculation (5 min maximum) . I subsequently had a home aids test 3 weeks later which was negative and then 2 elisa tests ( one at 6 weeks and 3 months respectively ; all...
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
There should be no difference in seroconversion time geographically. A PCR test at 4 months does not add anything. I am not aware of late serconversions in your part of the globe.... Read more »

New CDC algorithm

Just happened upon this, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6224a2.htm?mobile=nocontentDo you think this will change the window period for conclusive results to 6 weeks?...
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
Perhaps. We will have to wait and see whether official recommendations for testing would now be changed as a result of these studies.... Read more »

stanford HIVdb genotype algorithm

I have been on fuzeon for over 5 years. Very low body weight hardly no subq fat. Have injected every part of body possible. Never been undetectable. VL 301 t-cell 325. TC % 33 a 5% drop over past year. Resistance test indicates resistance to all...
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
Good for you for plug those numbers in! I think your choice is a good one and would predict that you will get your viral load undetectable with that regimen.... Read more »
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IN THE THROWS OF A RECENT DIAGNOSIS OF POSITIVE

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
WELL .,HERE i AM AT 52....having survived the first and second waves of HIV as a gay man in NYC in 1975-1983..and find myself now...in 2006 facing this disease ...like you all are.. I am a hep c survivor...took that treatment and tolerated it... Read more »

Long Term Symptoms without Diagnosis

Posted by concerned101, 1 Reply
I'll try to keep this brief. Here is my chronology;
1996 - no sexual contact, just kissing with exchange of saliva with a female in a foreign country. Days later, growth on underside of tongue...fleshy in color with a white tip. Over a couple of... Read more »

New Diagnosis Started Atripla- What is the expected rise in CD4 count?

Posted by live_life80, 4 Replies
Hey everyone,

I am new to the boards and being HIV positive. I will tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 25 year old gay male and was infected about 9 months ago and diagnosed 3 months ago. I feel lucky that I caught it so soon, but it has been... Read more »

SUPER INFECTION NOW 5% OF NEW DIAGNOSIS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The Eleventh Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in San Francisco opened yesterday with a bang, as a group of investigators from Los Angeles and San Diego provided long-awaited information on the incidence of sexually-acquired... Read more »