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Physical Characteristics Of Hepatitis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Classic Characteristics of Old Age Associated With Poor Physical Function in Middle-Aged People Living With HIV

University of Colorado researchers report that middle-aged HIV-infected people with impaired physical function are more likely to have "reduced" bone density and muscle mass, and to produce lower levels of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 and IGF... Read more »
Mind/Body Medical Institute

Characteristics of Long-Term Survivors

Research by Dr. George Solomon, a pioneer in the field of psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA, has investigated how the mind and emotions impact on the immune system. Both Dr. Solomon and Dr. Lydia Temoshok at the University of California at San Francisco... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics and Behaviors Associated With HIV Among Inmates in the North Carolina Prison System

The study authors "identified factors associated with testing HIV-positive in a prison system performing voluntary HIV testing on inmates and estimated the number of undetected HIV cases to evaluate the efficacy of risk-factor-based HIV testing." ... Read more »
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ARS Rash Characteristics

Dear Ryan, i thank you for the previous post answered by you. I am still very concerned regarding my Rash. If you have skipped the previous mail regarding this, i hope that you can answer them here as i prepare myself to go for the test in a few...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Hey there--I'm not a doctor, so I'm not comfortable talking about the characteristics of a rash associated to recent HIV infection. Even if I were, you should still leave that business up to a doctor, in person. Unless your risk for HIV... Read more »

routine physical and hcv

will a cbc on a routine physical show an hcv exposure? if not how can I steer the physician to check liver function? please let me know asap as I have an appt tomorrow am thank you...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No a CBC will not tell you anything in that regard.You should discuss the exposure with your doctor and get the right advice for appropriate testing.... Read more »

Selective employmee group (commercial divers) annual physical-HIV blood test?

We are a small engineering company, but a substantial part of our work force are commercial divers. There is a company requirement as well as an (ADC)Association of Diving Contractors requirement for an annual dive physical. One of the blood test...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
If your testing found an HIV-positive diver, what would you do? The answer to that question should tell you that you don't need to do an HIV test. Why would HIV status matter? If the helmets are washed out with antiseptic--or even sea... Read more »

hepatitis B surface AB, QL- reactive

I had a physical exam recently and on the test result the Hepatitis B Surface AB, QL is reactive. My doctor told me nothing to worry about. I want to know what it mean and am I infected and do I need to give attention to it with medicine or shot....
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
You don't indicate why this test was obtained, or whether other HBV tests were also ordered. This test result could indicate natural infection or immunity after vaccination.... Read more »
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two characteristics......

Posted by Anonymous
i'm looking for a question for class

What are two characteristics of the HIV virus which make if difficult to eradicate from the body on a cellular level?

please help

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ARS rash characteristics... PLEASE clarify!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i posted here afew days ago, the girl who lives very far away from any city and can't get tested yet, but had a high risk encounter 6 months ago, and now is terrified she's given her boyfriend hiv?

can someone please help me! i know it's not good... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a routine physical. My doctor did a finger prick to check my hemoglobin. If I were HIV+ would it show up in something like this? Thanks

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Depleted emmotionally and physically!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am the "It's all over folks" poster on page 5 of this forum if you want more background information.

The good news is I did test neg at about 5/6 weeks. The bad news is that I have been sick for about a month now. Never been this physically ill... Read more »