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What Does Isolated Herpes Mean

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: South Asian, With AIDS, Can Mean Isolation

"It's a pretty repressed community," Derek Yee said of Toronto's South Asians. "They don't like to admit they have gays, let alone people with HIV." Yee, a volunteer with the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP), raises awareness of HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Speak Out After Kenyan Cabinet Member Discusses Viability of Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS to Control Spread of Virus

IRIN/ PlusNews reports on the recent statements a Kenyan cabinet member about isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus and reactions by local and international HIV/AIDS advocates. On January 28,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Minister Won't Apologize for Comments on Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS

Kenyan Minister of Special Programmes Esther Murugi on Tuesday refused to issue an apology for her comments regarding isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus despite growing criticism from HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Virus isolation

Please can you outline the principles of viral isolation in the diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infection?...
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
Virus isolation if you mean by culture is not used for diagnosis or monitoring HIV infection. Viral RNA is isolated for viral load tests.... Read more »

HIV @ isolation

HelloThank you for all the work you do on this site. My question pertains to the isolation caused by HIV. I am an attractive, young female but I have found it a very slow and painful process to find a mate. I have so much going for me in my life ......
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You would benefit from having someone to talk to about this subject. Try to find a support group for young HIV+ women or a psychotherapist who has experience with HIV+ patients. I think that you'll find that the isolation can be relieved by... Read more »

isolated hepatitis B core antibody

I checked for hepatitis b which showed HbSAg negative,HbSab negative but presence of core antibody. HCV negative, HIV negative; ALT> 65 IU;GGT & ALP also elevated. Please,what is wrong with me and what can I do ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Nothing clearly wrong. Would check the core test to see if it is core IgM or IgG since IgM would mean recent infection. If this is the case, your surface antibody should become positive.... Read more »

Isolated Hep B core: can I infect someone?

6 mos. ago, I tested:HBsAg: -ve; Anti-HBc (Total): +ve; Anti-HBS: -ve[I also tested -ve for HCV, HIV 1 and HIV 2 and all other STDs. ALT/AST levels were normal (14/17 if i recall right)]Since then, I've had the following tests:HBV DNA PCR...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Not having a surface antibody result after one shot does not surprise me. I would check only after three immunizations, and only in patients whom I am concerned about a poor immune response (such as an immunocompromised patient). As for having... Read more »
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genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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Help I dont know what these labs mean!!! *DELETED*

Posted by CountTheStars, 1 Reply
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Feeling isolated

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Joe, and I've been positive since 1993, and have been on meds since about 1996. Over the years since I tested positive, I find that I have more and more isolated myself from friends and family, and don't have any hiv positive friends. ... Read more »

Please explain what these results mean

Posted by Soloandlonely, 4 Replies

I hope someone will be able to help with explaining what the following information mean?

Does it mean one needs treatment or not?

RNA copies : 160080 cp/ml

Log units : 5.204
CD4 ( 444)

Please answer..
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