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What Does The Hiv Virus Look Like

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Is there any test which look for HIV virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everybody I am wondering is there some kind of test which look for virus itself?
I am becoming paranoid about hiv i tested 8 months after my last sex and i am still woried becouse i started doubting everything medicine science even my own body.
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Looking for personal stories for HIV class THANKS!

Posted by collegestudent, 2 Replies
I'm currently taking a course on HIV and have also recently bought a great book by Carl Zimmer called "A Planet of Viruses." I have grown increasingly interested in the HIV and for my final project I would love to get some personal stories on coping... Read more »

Is there any way to get a test for virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Is there any way to get a test for HIV itself, rather than just the virus? I know it costs alot more but would there be any doctor's willing to perform this test, rather than wait the agonizing three months for a regular HIV antibody test result. Read more »

Looking for HIV positive/AIDS individuals to model

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a photography student located on Long Island, in NY. I'm doing an editorial project on individuals living with HIV/AIDS. I would like to compassionately photograph you in your natural environment, as well as possibly in the studio. I... Read more »

looking to talk about living with hiv

Posted by rick36, 5 Replies
i was just told io hiv poz on the 29th and looking to talk to other people that r poz
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Other virus coinfection (not hcv) looked in archive can't find the answer...need to woo hoo..

Dear Doc RobCould being coinfected with another virus (besides hcv, which thanks to the archive I know the answer) cause delayed seroconversion. I was diagnosed with mono(ebv), and I believe I got it from an exposure that I am worried about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Charles,As far as we know, other viruses do not affect the body's ability to produce specific anti-HIV antibodies or affect the duration of the window period. Different viruses behave differently, because they are indeed quite different... Read more »

Modes of transfer for HIV Virus

Hi MarkWhat is the modes of transfer for HIV Virus and also life of the VIRUS....
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
I suggest you go to the TheBody website and look for the answers to these questions.... Read more »

HIV Virus & Antibodies

Hi ! What is the difference between HIV virus & HIV antibody ? Thank you....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the actual virus that can infect a person and impair an compromise the immune system, to the point that they are susceptible to opportunistic infections and cancers.When your body is invaded by a... Read more »

how long before hiv virus is seen in the blood/test?

my potential risk is three weeks i did my test and its nonreactive how many weeks or days can the hiv virus take before it is shown in the result or the blood or hemoglobin(i don't even know what that means) and do they have to do another test...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereThe answer really depends on the sensitivity of the test that was used. Some newer tests that look for the presence of both ab and ag are expected to be very accurate by 3 weeks. However, to be safe and given I am not sure of the test... Read more »
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