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Serum Activity Hiv Progression

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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease. Encephalopathy is a disease of the brain. "Leuco-" (or "leuko") means pale or white. Leucoencephalopathy is a disease of the white matter of the brain. "Progressive" means that this disease gets worse in a short time. "Multifocal" means that it shows up in several places at the same time. Researchers...
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progression of hiv in a chronic hep b patient

Hello doctor,I would like to ask: Does HIV progresses faster in an already chronic hep B patient? Is the signs and symptoms of HIV always present since his/her immune system is already fighting an infection? What will happen if it is left untreated?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is no clear data that HIV will progress faster in someone who has chronic HBV infection. However, this type of patient may do better overall with treatment that addresses both infections. That treatment could include three drugs for HIV with... 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 »

staging fibrosis with serum tests?

Do you use the any of the new serum based blood tests to stage liver disease/fibrosis in HIV/HCV co-infected, or still think biopsy more accurate in these patient groups?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is a little more data in HIV/HCV coinfected patients now on use of serum based blood tests. These tests, in general, are better at predicting who has mild disease and who has advanced disease. They are not as good at predicting people in the... Read more »

Fibrosis progression vs activity level

I have had Hep C genotype 1 for almost 30 years. Last year I did 48 weeks of Pegasus treatment w ribavirin and was undetectable until immediately after the treatment ended. Biopsy showed stage 1 fibrosis. There is no treatment my doctor...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would continue exercising as you are. You are in excellent shape and probably are not overweight. Obesity is a risk factor for fat infiltration in the liver and this has been recently shown to increase the risk for scarring in patients with... Read more »
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Possible exposure to asymptomatic HIV + serum

Posted by tsy2, 1 Reply
I work in a lab and unfortunately dropped a vial of serum. The vial fell on the floor and it kind of splashed. The majority splashed onto my scrub pants and didn't soak thru, I panicked and was convinced it splashed my face but I'm certain it didn't... Read more »

Progress in studies

Posted by riverprincess
160 Email Comments Print-FriendlyMonthly or Quarterly Injectable HIV Antiretrovirals Are Safe and Effective in Early Study

By Warren Tong


August 5, 2013

GSK744, an investigational integrase inhibitor, and TMC278 LA (a long-acting,... Read more »

Non-Progressive HIV?

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
My boyfriend was told by his dr today that he has a type called Non-Progressive HIV. He didn't get alot of info on it right now though.

Is anyone else familiar with this? Read more »

Contacting other HIV+ active duty soldiers

Posted by armypoz, 5 Replies
I am HIV+ and currently serving on active duty. Would like to contact other active duty soldiers of any branch that would be interested in starting support groups or other avenues of support to other active duty soldiers in their areas.

would like... Read more »