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hbv carrier and newly hiv infected

I'm a hbv carrier and might be newly hiv infected. On the 5th week after my first risk contact, I started taking Baraclude for hbv. At 8th wk, result came hbv neg., VL undetectable, CD4 800. Can Baraclude delay seroconversion and can it suppress VL...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...potent agent against HBV infection. However, there is no data to suggest that Baraclude should change serologic testing for HIV (eg, HIV antibodies). There is some information that Baraclude can suppress HIV replication, although modestly so. It... Read more »

Am I Safe?

...The report does not give much information but says "Serology Test HIV I & II-Negative." Can I... Read more »

Results of PCR and HIV serology

Dr. Gallant Last week I took both a "Home Access-HIV Test" and PCR viral load test, 4 months after... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Psychosocial Impact of Serological Herpes Simplex Type 2 Testing in an Urban HIV Clinic

...psychosocial response to a new serological herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) diagnosis in patients receiving care at an urban HIV clinic. At entry, patients' sera were tested for HSV-1 and HSV-2 antibodies by western blot. Participants... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HAART Improves Syphilis Serologic Response Rates in HIV Patients

... New research indicates that in patients co-infected with HIV, highly active antiretroviral therapy reduces syphilis serologic failure rates. "Syphilis and [HIV] frequently coexist in patients, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Herpes Simplex Suppression on Incidence of HIV Among Women in Tanzania

... Given that infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is associated with an increased risk of acquiring HIV, the current study tested whether therapy to suppress HSV-2 might reduce the risk of HIV acquisition. The subjects of the study Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...multi-resistant N. gonorrhoeae strain with reduced susceptibility to third-generation parenteral cephalosporins." "A rapid HIV antibody test was negative at the initial visit," the authors wrote. "We could only establish the diagnosis 14 days... Read more »
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SEROLOGY tests in US

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have questions about the serology tests performed in govt sponsored testing centers. 1. Is the process same in all states ? 2. What is the normal process. 1 elisa Read more »

what does this mean ???

Posted by readthis, 3 Replies
...United Kingdom: Missed Opportunities for Diagnosing Primary HIV Infection February 11, 2008 The researchers undertook the current study to determine the extent to which primary HIV infection Read more »

false neg

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...extremly rare phenomenon -Agammaglobulinemia -Clade variation: Infection with a clade not detected by the serologic test used -HIV-2 infection Read more »

PCRs

Posted by worried2002, 1 Reply
...is the most sensitive and can detect 1-10 copies of HIV proviral DNA. None of these tests is considered superior to routine serology in terms of accuracy, but some may be useful in patients with confusing serologic test results, when there is a... Read more »