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HIV and Kidney Disease

Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? What Is Normal Kidney Function? How Do I Know if There Are Problems With My Kidneys? What Are The Risk Factors For Kidney Disease? HIV Medications and the Kidneys Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation The Bottom Line Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? HIV disease can cause kidney failure due to HIV infection of kidney cells. This is known as...
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seroconversion delay

Could large amounts of oral vitamin C 50-80 grams per day, plus essential amino acids glutamine, cyctene (nac) trytophan (niacin)and selenium as well as a lot of vitamins A,all the B's and 2000 E and zinc per day delay seroconversion. I was tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Vitamins and minerals will not affect HIV test results or change the duration of the window period. I should also mention that excessive vitamin and mineral supplementation is doing nothing for you medically except turning your pee a pretty... Read more »

Autoimmune disorders delaying seroconversion (AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS AND DELAYED SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, You are the man! Can autoimmune disorders delay seroconversion of HIV? Should people with autoimmune disorders test beyond the 3 month window period? What types of autoimmune disorders could cause a false negative outside of the 3 month...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This question comes up frequently for unclear reasons as it is not really a problem. See below and stop worrying, OK?Dr. BobLUPUS AND HIV TESTINGApr 18, 2008 Hello Could you please tell me whether a negative Elisa test at 3 months is conclusive... Read more »

seroconversion

Hello, and thanks for the great work you are doing!My partner has been diagnosed with hiv last month. He was exposed to the virus in february, had a rather nasty acute retroviral illness (lasting 1 week).He's viral load is 55,000 and cd4 450.I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Marko, thanks for your post.I'm not sure from what you write about when your partner's labs were drawn in relation to his expousre, but note that a CD4 count of 450 is not low, it's normal.You are correct that CD4s tend to decline, then rise in the... Read more »

Seroconversion illness and antibodies/Seroconversion and HIV testing

Question 1:Firstly, thank you for your valuable advice. The work you do is abolutelyinvaluable! Could you tell me, assuming an individual suffers from aretroviral illness, how soon after this illness would you expect detectable antibodies (by ELISA)...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.It's really hard to determine how long a person will begin to produceantibodies after the Acute Viral Syndrome stage. Not all persons will haveAcute Viral Syndrome, and the severity of this syndrome can vary greatly... Read more »
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HIV Testing

Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results ... Read more »
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An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

low-PIN-a-veer, rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Kaletra Other Name(s): Aluvia, LPV/RTV, LPV/r Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Lopinavir/ritonavir, also known as Kaletra, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs... Read more »
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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz (Sustiva),... Read more »
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An Overview of Reyataz (Atazanavir)

at-a-za-NA-veer Brand Name: Reyataz Other Name(s): ATV, ATZ, BMS 232632 (atazanavir), BMS-232632-05 (atazanavir sulfate) Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Atazanavir, also known as Reyataz, is a type of medicine called a... Read more »
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hiv or not? worstnightmereever

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello I guess it would sound strange but I'm a 5th year medical student from Europe.. I know it's a long post.. but I hope u read it so u could help me.. About 3 months ago- 10th july.. a sex worker gave me oral sex. Please don't lecture me.. I was... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Seroconversion

Posted by nacho777, 2 Replies
Could it be psoible to have a sintomatic seroconversion with dierrea, with bigger linfatic and with rush in your skin but don`t have never fever, it seem very rare, don`t you think Read more »

Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Do even the most immunosuppressed individuals seroconvert and test positive by 6 months? Read more »