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What Are Hiv Bands

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HIV Bands

I tested HIV+ in Oct. 2007 and in April 2009 had a random syphilis test-on that test it came back HIV+ which I already knew however it read "POSTIVE Bands: 160,120,65,55/51,41,40+/-,31,24".I have been on treatment since Jan 2008 and never...
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
Those bands are detecting antibodies to HIV infection. I would not be concerned with these results. The western blot test is used to confirm HIV infection and not monitor a person once they are infected and in treatment.... Read more »

Lap Band and HIV positive

I am considering getting the Gastric lap band to help with my weight control. I am HIV positive but... Read more »

HIV WB BANDS

Dear Doctor, I had a Westernblot test at 73 days after a possible exposure and it came back... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky: Church, Hope Center Band Together Against HIV/AIDS

An HIV/AIDS awareness event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Lexington's Douglass Park. The outreach is being presented by St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Hope Center, a community agency assisting homeless and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The "Elastic Band" Circumcision Device That Could Reduce HIV Infection Rate by 60%

The World Health Organization has approved the PrePex circumcision device, a new nonsurgical method of male circumcision that uses an elastic band. The technique did not involve general anesthesia and was believed to be safer than surgery. The New... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Music With a Message About HIV

Louis and Rosalia Curbelo of Fort Lauderdale, who married in 2004, decided to start a band last year. Louis was diagnosed with HIV in 1987, and the couple wanted to make music with a message. Their duo, Los Doctores ("The Doctors") sings about AIDS... Read more »
National Minority AIDS Council

$25 Million for ADAP Crisis: "A Temporary Band-Aid"

Washington, DC -- Paul Kawata, Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) responds to the Administration's re-allocation of $25 million to deal with the growing number of individuals on the AIDS Drug Assistance Plan (ADAP)... Read more »
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Blood on Cotton Ball & Band Aid - not mine

Posted by Olive, 1 Reply
Hello,

I hope the experts can help me out. I went to get a routine HIV test done at a local clinic here in Kenya. The syringe was new, however after drawing the blood the nurse put a cotton ball on my injected area to cover the blood....I noticed... Read more »

White bands?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've read that red bands around the teeth are one of the signs of gingivitis, which may be a sign of HIV infection. But does anyone know what white bands are? Is anybody experiencing this? Just curious..

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BANDS ON GUMS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I NEED HELP I HAVE SOME BANDS ON MY GUMLINES IN A FEW PLACES THAT ARE PINKISH MAYBE RED I CANT TELL. COULD THIS HIV I HAVE HAD 2 TEST AFTER 4 YRS OF LAST EXPOSURE BOTH NEG I FEEL GREAT OTHERWISE PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INPUT. SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT HIV... Read more »

Red Band

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question. Would people in the early stages of HIV(first year) get this red band gingivitus? or is it only it advanced stages of the illness? the reason I ask is because I see these line on my back two molars on the right ide of my mouth.

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