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Variables Of Hiv

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Im a gay man, 44. Over the last 8 years I have had the tell-tail signs of swollen neck glands, soaking night sweats, shingles, persistent chest infections and bacterial pneumonia. In May 2006 I tested negative for HIV (the test was a spot of blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually, HIV often sends serum antibody levels up, not down. HIV causes hypergammaglobulinemia, not hypogammaglobulinemia. This is a consequence of immune activation. I'll repost some information below from the archives concerning CVID and... Read more »

my variable cd4

I have had HIV since 1996, undectable since 1998. I have noticed over the last three years that my... Read more »

Confusing/Variable test results(10/14/09)-Follow-Up

Thanks so much for your response. I do know that the CD% is the more stable reading vs. the... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Dodging HIV Variability by Targeting HERVs

In prior posts I've written about research from the laboratories of Mario Ostrowski and Doug Nixon looking at the effect of HIV infection on human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) protein expression. This work, led by Brad Jones and Keith Garrison, has... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Efavirenz Levels Variable in Children in the CHAPAS-3 Study

WHO updated the guidelines for paediatric weight band dosing of efavirenz (EFV) in 2010. The generic manufacturer Cipla has developed scored 600 mg EFV tablets to facilitate appropriate weight band dosing. These tablets are scored once on one side... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Functional Status and Overall Quality of Life in a Multiethnic HIV-Positive Population

The current study examines the numerous sociodemographic and behavioral variables associated with quality of life among multiethnic, economically disadvantaged HIV/AIDS patients. The researchers collected data in fall 2000 from 348 patients visiting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk Factors for HIV Infection in a National Adult Population: Evidence From the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey

The authors of the current study sought to examine demographic, social, and behavioral variables as HIV risk factors among men and women in Kenya. Data from the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, a cross-sectional, population-based survey,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Buenas tardes, soy un estudiante de secundaria y me han dejado un trabajo sobre el VIH, quisiera saber el hecho que si ya una persona esta infectada con el VIH hace tiempo, en que tiempo y como se manifestaria una "INFECCION OPORTUNISTA"? cuales... Read more »

Hey MC, Hello Essy, how are you?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
First of all, thanks for the kind words Essy. I have always been the one to research all the variables. This is what helped me so much during my stressful situation. Don't bother thinking about not receiving any counseling, I didn't receive any... Read more »

para the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hola. Una pregunta the body; como puede ser que la prueba elisa al ser tan variable que por tantas circunstancias ajenas al vih puede dar positivo termine dictaminando HIV...(sumado al western block) si solo reconoce enzimas y antigenos que... Read more »

Why the Worried-Well exists

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
The outliers (non-B clade strains) and widely variable seroconversion times together make fear of HIV infection tough to overcome. These two phenomenons have essentially created the formation of the worried-well. For instance, when a patient tests... Read more »