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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

hiv mpx test TaqScreenMPX (Taq SCREEN MPX for HIV, 2010)

dr bob, . i just came from chicago and took the hiv mpx test. so i will let you know the result... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STD Screening of HIV-Infected MSM in HIV Clinics

... National guidelines recommend asymptomatic routine STD screening for HIV-positive patients. The researchers undertook the current study to learn whether these guidelines are being followed Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Routine Opt-Out Rapid HIV Screening and Detection of HIV Infection in Emergency Department Patients

...screening in a busy hospital emergency department (ED) is "associated with identification of more patients with newly diagnosed HIV infection than physician-directed diagnostic rapid HIV testing." Denver Health Medical Center researchers examined... Read more »
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Many HIV-Infected Women Do Not Receive Cervical Cancer Screenings Nearly Often Enough, U.S. Study Suggests

...were getting their pelvic exams [from someone other than their HIV health care provider] are less likely to get cervical cancer screenings. That suggests that if you incorporate gynecologic care into the HIV care, those things will run more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Screening Colonoscopies Urged for HIV-Infected Patients

...positive family history (odds ratio, 3.77) and lower among patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (OR, 0.13). Duration of HIV infection, viral load and CD4 lymphocyte count were not associated with the presence of neoplastic lesions. ... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...phenotyping). The focus of this discussion is on antibody detection, the most widely used and most effective way to identify HIV infection. General Considerations Tests to detect antibody to HIV can be further classified as: (a) screening... Read more »

Screening and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Administration (FDA) approval has been granted to rapid tests ( 99%), neither method is recommended for the definitive diagnosis of HIV infection.33 To prevent the serious consequences of a false-positive diagnosis of HIV infection, confirmation... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV were not detected until one year after exposure. Testing at 3 and 6 months after possible exposure will detect almost all HIV infections. However, there are no guarantees as to when an individual will produce enough antibodies to be detected... Read more »