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Symptoms and postive test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long after you have symptoms will it take for your body to produce enough antibodies to show up positive? Read more »

HIV postive/cd4 count normal/ vl 37thousand

Posted by jniteowl69, 4 Replies
Iwas just recently tested pos. I have been getting flu like sympthons alot and I have lost over 100 lbs,my lmp.nodes are swallon and I get tired really easy my cd4 is 999 and my vl is in 37 thousand ,is this normal to be getting these sympthons? I Read more »

Does HIV postive really mean anything?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
HI forgive me i say soemthing that may sound stupid. I have read alot abt HIV AND AIDS, BUT recently reading Christine Maggiore i am wondering is she might be right. She challenges almost every known fact on HIV/aids 'That many experts now contend... Read more »

just diagnosed postive

Posted by max_max, 12 Replies
I am 29 y/o. I did a blood test in the beginning of Agust. It was negative. However, I did a follow-up check up at the end of November. I was diagnosed positive. My family don't know I am gay. I just feel I disappoint my family. I have so many... Read more »
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Still need testing, worried and depressed (FALSE POSTIVE HIV PCR)

Hi Dr Bob, I tested positive with PCR with viral load being 400 count/ml(400 being the lower limit of the assay). I wrote to you about my exposure last Dec '06, that condom broke while briefly rubbing against vagina of a sex worker. And you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your initial positive PCR was definitely a false-positive. No further HIV testing is warranted. HIV is not your problem. No way, no how. Whatever is causing your symptoms, one thing is certain; it's not HIV!If you're feeling depressed,... Read more »

Still need testing, worried and depressed (FALSE POSTIVE HIV PCR)

Thanks you very much Dr.Bob for answering my question. Do you have any recommendation for me to see a very very very good infectious desease doctor in bay area. I will once again donate to your charity for the noble work you are carrying against...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sure, I know many excellent infectious disease physicians here in the Bay Area; however, I tend to doubt they will be helpful with symptoms such as "muscle weakness and twitches." It seems to me you may still be harboring some degree of... Read more »

just tested postiveThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hi Rick, I just tested positive on one of the home HIV test. I have not seen a doctor yet because I am afraid, but I will soon. After finding out my results, I did a little research, and hear people say that HIV is now a chronic manageable disease....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. People are now living with HIV/AIDS better than ever before. But we haven'tyet reached the point where we can call it a manageable disease, but we areheading in that direction. We have made great strides in... Read more »

could I be hiv postive?

I was dating a guy of unknown hiv status for a month and a half; during this time we had unprotected sex between 5 and 10 times. I took the fda approved home hiv test 21 weeks after my first possible exposure and 14 weeks after my last possible...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
There is only one HIV home collection kit that is FDA approved. This is the Home Access Kit. This test is not a true home test in the sense that you still have to send your blood sample to Home Access and then call them for the result. If this is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thirty Percent of HIV-Postive Women in New York Get "Late" Diagnosis

New York state health officials say that approximately 30 percent of the state's women who are newly diagnosed with HIV receive an AIDS diagnosis at the same time or soon after their initial diagnosis. According to New York State Commissioner of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Cost-Effectiveness of Symptom-Based Testing and Routine Screening for Acute HIV Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men in the USA

Testing for HIV when flu-like symptoms are evident may offer a cost-effective alternative for early detection of HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM), reported the authors of the current study. "Acute HIV infection often causes... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Approximate Timeline of Testing and Symptoms for HIV/AIDS

(These times are approximate and may vary greatly from person to person!) NOT Drawn to Scale! (Click the image to enlarge.) Key: AVS = Acute Viral Syndrome A = Antigen test PCR = Polymerase Chain Reaction test [----] ... Read more »

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV... Read more »