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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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What is this HIV Testing technology - Is this ELISA testing - you are great Dr.Bob - Want to donate via Bank transfer

Dr.BobYou are the most amazing human being I have every got to know. The work you are doing is great and I think you should run for the next USA presidential election. Your work inspired a lot of lives and you are making difference to lot of lives....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your kind comments. To answer your specific questions:1.The test you describe detects anti-HIV 1 and anti-HIV 2 antibodies. This would be analogous to an ELISA test that also detects anti-HIV antibodies. I cannot comment about the... Read more »

potential HIV transfer after child handling diabetic needles?

Dear Doc,I have had HIV for 18 mths and have been on med therapy for 15 mths. I am fortunate and have responded well to the meds and UD for 14 mths. I maintain normal CD4 and % values and all other labs are normal. I am also have another chronic...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This is a tough one. I suspect that if she had cut herself you would know as most 7 year olds who get hurt let everyone within a radius of 100 feet know it. That your viral load is undetectable is reassuring as well.To put a young child through a... Read more »

Does Serum thru mosquote bite transfer aids?

Mosquote bite transfersmalaria viruses through serum. It has been proved that AIDS viruses are present in blood serum. So at the time of mosquote bite it should be transfered from one body to other body. But our local health dept. says that it is...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Mosquitoes cannot transmit HIV for the following reasons:1) HIV cannot live outside the human body for more than a few minutes. Mosquitoes don't bite one person then hop onto the next. Instead it'susually... Read more »

Meds/side efffects transferred in semen?

My partner and I are both positive. He takes Atripla. I am not on meds. We have had condom-less anal and oral sex since we have been together (3 months.) Is it possible that his meds can be present in his semen and transferred to me? I have been...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The levels of HIV drugs in semen would be negligible as far as resulting in side effects in a recipient partner unless there was an odd development of a hypersensitivity which his possible but has not been reported much to my knowledge. Headaches... Read more »
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initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

What are common symptoms of serconversion?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
When someone is seroconvering , what are the typical symptoms? tiredness? vomiting? nausea? diarrhea? Do you feel like your body is going crazy on you? 1000 different pains here and there or ??????? Any input from the Pro's would be appreciated..... Read more »

Is it normal to feel the way i do?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
hello everyone,
I just found out this past thursday that i'm HIV+. I took the news better than i thought i would. I did not cry and i did not feel sad. when i got home from the clinic i turned on the television and watch my favorites shows, i was... Read more »