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Laboratory Monitoring Of Hiv Infection

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Concerned with HIV Testing and Monitoring in Developing countries.

BenjaminThanks for your effort and dedication that you and your team have demonstrated in helping us. We always marvel the information you share with us. Hey Benjamin a friend of mine is HIV+ and discovered this mid last year. Early this year her...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your post.In resource-limited countries, the standards for laboratory monitoring of HIV infection may differ significantly from the US or Europe.As you point out HIV viral load tests can be considerably more expensive to obtain Read more »

ELISA & HIV -1 VIRAL LOAD BY COBAS TAQMAN

Hello Bob! Hope you are doing well. First of all we would like to congratulate you for precious... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Congenital or drug-induced hypogammaglobulinemia or agammaglobulinemia Insufficient host antibody response (i.e., advanced HIV disease) Unavailability of antibodies due to the formation of antigen-antibody complexes Reduced sensitivity... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...Kidneys Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation The Bottom Line Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? HIV disease can cause kidney failure due to HIV infection of kidney cells. This is known as HIV-Associated Nephropathy or... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Questions and Answers: The NIH 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Trials in HIV-Infected Children, Youth and Pregnant Women

...to test the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in HIV-infected populations, particularly children, youth and pregnant women, because HIV infection and pregnancy both increase the risk for a poor immune response to the normal 15-microgram dose of... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...phenotyping). The focus of this discussion is on antibody detection, the most widely used and most effective way to identify HIV infection. General Considerations Tests to detect antibody to HIV can be further classified as: (a) screening... Read more »

how could it be

Posted by skiter, 5 Replies
...have seen Dr for last two years never had any symptoms at all just one time bad flu like illness and oral thrush. Have been monitoring blood work for meds and decided to get another test in july,2007 but to my surprise it was negative. My Dr said... Read more »

Solid support for 3 month window period?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...contributed greatly to our understanding of the window period and have provided increased confidence that virtually all cases of HIV infection can be detected by three months.' 'It is possible that someone who tests negative four weeks after an... Read more »

Window Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...information is excerpted from a joint paper produced by the state and NYCity Depts of Health. Update on the Window Period for HIV Infection New York State and New York City Joint Recommendations For HIV Testing and Re-testing What is the Window... Read more »