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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...treatments with bisphosphonates and calcium/vitamin D supplementation in HIV-positive patients on ARVs and have found these to be safe and effective treatments for osteoporosis. Most authors argue that vitamin D deficiency should be ruled out in any HIV-positive patient with significant osteoporosis to determine the need for extra supplementation. The bottom line here is that women with HIV need to be screened for osteoporosis regularly, and...
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Positive ELISA negative Western blot

I just wanted to thank you for this forum. I am 7 weeks pregnant, and received a call last Friday from my OBGYN who stated that I had a positive ELISA and a negative Western Blow. She did tell me not to worry that I am negative, but she was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Do you think these reactions are HIV 1 or 2 and if not, should I be concerned about these reactions? All other STDs have been ruled out and the only person I could have gotten HIV from has tested negative on the orasure advance rapid 5 months out... Read more »

Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and Pregnant!

Hello,I am a 21 year old female. Just recently found out I was pregnant. I'm 7 weeks along. At a routine pre-natal viist, I had a blood test. My doctor told me I tested positive for HIV with my mother in the room! She's very worried. Although, he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Do you think these reactions are HIV 1 or 2 and if not, should I be concerned about these reactions? All other STDs have been ruled out and the only person I could have gotten HIV from has tested negative on the orasure advance rapid 5 months out... Read more »

Pregnant and positive Elisa, negative western blot

Hi,I recently found out that I am pregnant (second pregancy) and had all the routine prenatal blood work done at about 5 weeks into my pregnancy. A week later my doctor told me I tested positive on the Elisa but negative on the Western blot and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Do you think these reactions are HIV 1 or 2 and if not, should I be concerned about these reactions? All other STDs have been ruled out and the only person I could have gotten HIV from has tested negative on the orasure advance rapid 5 months out... Read more »

False negative test likelihood?

Dear Mark,I've been HepC positive for 15 years now, albeit with the unusual genotype 4. I also have HIV coinfection which dates back prior to my HepC infecction. In May of this year I had HepC viral load testing done which showed relatively low...
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
Seems a bit odd to me as well. You don't indicate what your viral load was prior to going undetectable. If on repeat it is still undetectable, then I guess it is real. Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...become drug-resistant. MAC strains found in people with HIV are naturally more drug-resistant than those found in most HIV-negative people. Treatment usually involves taking several drugs for a long time. Combining several drugs increases the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...which influenza virus is responsible for the illness. And, 2.Influenza tests can occasionally give false positive and false negative results so it's possible that one of the test results were incorrect. This is more likely to happen when the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...thinking about using a fertility clinic, be sure to get information about all the services you will need and their costs.) "I ruled out intrauterine insemination because of the cost, but it is an option." If you and your partner(s) are both... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Efavirenz (Sustiva)

...it before you go to sleep. Some people have vivid dreams. For most people, these side effects disappear within the first two weeks. About 5% of patients taking efavirenz had serious psychiatric symptoms. If you are taking efavirenz and experience... Read more »
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Is 14 weeks good enough??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...about it smartened up, and made him put a condom on. He did not ejaculate inside, but there was probably some pre cum. I had a negative at 14-15 weeks past the exposure. Would you suggest additional testing?? I am still experiancing symptoms... Read more »

Negative at 3 months.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I recently tested negative at 3 months following an unprotected sex incident. Is this considered conclusive or is more testing needed? Read more »

is neg at 7 weeks definitve?? still scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...potential high risk exposure (unprotected insertive vaginal in NYC) 7 1/2 weeks ago. Had an anitbody one week ago it came back negative today. Doc says I'm good and dont need to do anything else. However I had a host of ARS symptoms 10 days... Read more »

symptoms but still negative

Posted by joe_swiss, 2 Replies
...indicate that i did not catch HIV or hepatitis (?) * 8 HIV antibody tests from week 6 to week 22, most 3rd generation, all negative. * 3 HIV PCR tests, done between week 10 and 16: negative * 1 HIV viral culture (28 days) with PERT tests done... Read more »