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HIV Monitoring Test Basics

Your HIV-positive test result only lets you know that you've been infected with HIV. To find out if it's time to get HIV treatment, you'll have to visit a health care provider and get two additional tests: a CD4 count and a viral load test. This resource breaks down what it means to monitor these two important numbers. You'll want to have them checked a few times a year when you visit the doctor for monitoring. If you want, take some time to...
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Can a HIV patient allow ensure plus or pro-cal as supplement

a patient losing weight drastically, unable to eat adequately due to vomiting and diahorrea which might be the side effect of the medications. wanted to give ensure plus but very sure if this is good with this type of condition. please help. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.While there are many causes of weight loss, vomiting and diarrhea (and should be fully evaluated and corrected, if possible), there is no reason why nutritional supplements, such as Ensure, can't be taken.Hope... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for hiv(any, not specific)and their v.l. is undetectable, how possible is it they can go down to the local health department and test negative? Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello m. p.,How possible is it that an HIVer on antiretroviral medications that have driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels will test "HIV negative" (HIV-antibody negative) at his local health department? The answer is it... Read more »

Will consuming liquor affect HIV test result?? (Doctor plz help me....) (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dear Doc Bob,I am from Malaysia...Thank you for spending some times with me cause i really feel helpless now...I want to ask if i drink some liquor (around 200ml, 40% alcohol)eight hours before i take HIV test (Elisa-probably ealier generation),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Alcohol does not affect HIV test results. (See below)Yes, your 99-day result is conclusive.Good luck. Be well.Dr. BobFollow up to the binge drinking question.Jul 26, 2008 Bob, My question was because i am drinking so much alcohol, will the... Read more »

Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i drank alcohol a lot. also i m a binge drinker. will this affect my hiv test? is my neg. test reliable? does alcohol stops or affects the production of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Alcohol will not affect the validity of HIV-antibody tests. See below.Dr. Bobalcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009) Dec 10, 2009I am a college student and I've done a fair amount of drinking in the past. I got tested at 3... Read more »
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test results in... get them in person tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Help. I need advice on getting my results tomorrow. They came in earlier than the 2 week waiting time... 8 days. I am convinced that I am positive because of symptoms that won't go away for 4 months. Lymph nodes w/no explanation from the... Read more »

Hiv test Result

Posted by kevinsheppard
As mnay of you know i have been up here looking for advice and helpp for my situation. Well the final result is i am NEG 90 days later. May i offer some suggestions to those who are worried STOP googling HIV it makes things worse also talk to... Read more »

Need Help with test results... Pregnant Test

Posted by lookingtolearn, 2 Replies
Hello,

I asked this questions in the Ask the Experts area but received no response so I will try you helpful people.

My wife is pregnant and during her 10 week appointment did a routine HIV screening. The results were: Repeatedly Reactive Elisa,... Read more »

Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well, I got my HIV test result back today and it was negative. Phew!

I thought I would use this forum to share my sexual background and maybe others would benefit. I am a 40 year old single heterosexual male. I had my last HIV test when I was 30... Read more »