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Should Hiv Be Checked 6 Months After The First Test

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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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HIV+ 8 months first test results

My CD4 count is 178 and VL count is 48,587. My lymphnodes are swollen and don't hurt, I have had Hodgenkin's disease 8 years ago. Also the doctor notices something wrong with my liver, he has orderd a ultrasound and MRI. My Hep A,B,and...
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 whether you received radiation therapy, chemotherapy or both for your lymphoma. Sometimes after these treatments the white blood cell and lymphocyte counts remain lower than normal, sometimes indefinitely. You will need... Read more »

HIV Testing (3 MONTHS VS, 6 MONTHS TESTING )

Hello to my favorite doctor in the world,I have a question about HIV testing. In a couple recent posts, such as the one titled "Just Diagnosed - Partner at Risk," you recommended testing at 3 and 6 months.In most of the other posts,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is really a QTND (question that never ideas) and as such has an ATNC (answer that never changes). I'll reprint a post from the archives that addresses your concern.Dr. BobAgain with the 3/6 MonthsDec 15, 2006 Dr. Bob - I have found that... Read more »

not adherent on the first month but adherent during 5 months

Dear Fr Young,Its me again, Wilmer from Nicaragua, as you remember I started my treatment with cd... 80 viral load 202000 on december 8th 2011 they gave efavirez and combivir... i started having problems with my nervous system and they changed...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello again Wilmer. It's very nice to hear back from you so soon. While it's never ideal to miss too many doses of your medications, the fact that your HIV viral load has dropped so dramatically on the new regimen is at the least... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?... Read more »
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Tested positive one month ago....first labs

Posted by newpozguy, 3 Replies
Hi all,

Back on October 10th I tested postive for HIV. My HIV test had actually been prompted by other traumatic events in my life that I won't go into here, but let's say that 2006 has been an awful year for me. At any rate, I am very scared as I... Read more »

One month on medication---first test results

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi everyone,
I've been on the sustiva/truvada combo for one month.
My t-cells went from 248 to 354 and my viral load went from 39,000 to 83. My doctor says this is good. I guess I just want to hear from others with more treatment experience what they... Read more »

A New Conspiracy Theory! Check it out.........

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok, thebody uses google for a search engine for their site. AND if you put in any type of HIV symptom into google.com you get multiple results for thebody.com. so google is getting paid some mad cash to direct people to the body so they can make... Read more »

found out june 24, first test results next week

Posted by ruralguy, 8 Replies
I found out in the course of a normal annual physical exam. Everything was fine and then I got an HIV positive result on June 24. I saw a specialist on July 3 and I get my first test results next week on the 16th. I'm 56 and I just be totally... Read more »