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What Is Advantage Of Early Hiv Testing

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IS there an advantage of knowing early HIV infections?

I am sure without testing that i am HIV. Doctor told me two wait at least 2 months before HIV can be test positive. 1)Is there an advantages if i start treatment before seroconversion or should i wait? 2)What is the rate that CD4 cell decrease a...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
For early diagnosis of HIV infection after a known exposure to an infected person, plasma HIV RNA (viral load) can be done. The virus will show up in the blood before antibodies develop. There may be some benefit to early treatment of HIV infection... Read more »

Advantages and disadvantages to phenotypic and genotypic resistance testing

What are the advantages and disadvantages to phenotypic resistance testing and genotypic resistance... Read more »

Advantage to treat

Dear Prof Young,The advantage of early treatment is to preserve the host immune system ? Thus my... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Mexicans Can Take Advantage of Free, Anonymous HIV Testing

Across the state, thousands of New Mexicans are taking advantage of free, anonymous HIV testing offered by public health officials. Of the 6,771 people tested for HIV in state public clinics in 2005, about 1,500 sought testing at New Mexico AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gates Urges Botswanans to Undergo HIV Testing, Take Advantage of Free Antiretroviral Drugs

Microsoft Chair Bill Gates on Wednesday in Gaborone, Botswana, urged more Botswanans to undergo HIV testing in order to take advantage of free antiretroviral drugs, the AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The government, with financial... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

The Age Advantage

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has reported a significant increase in older people with HIV/AIDS. That isn't good news for silver fox set, but when it comes to disability benefits, age has a number of meaningful... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Know the Advantages of Self-Employment

Contents: Consider Advantages Complex Rules If you are considering starting a business or working on your own, you should know that Social Security's regulations on earned income (wages) generally favor self-employment. You should also... Read more »
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Tested poz early this month

Posted by thevillebear, 7 Replies
Being a gay man I have a HIV test every six months.
The last one was positive I am 37 and really let my guard up being my age and not being positive.
I was infected by someone who was unaware they were positive so I really harbor no ill will towards... Read more »

Early Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the best test for Viral Test for detecting Subtypes in Acute HIV infection. bDNA, Proviral DNA ?
Any insite on this would be appreciated. Thank you

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Are early tests beneficial?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can anyone tell me:
* If there is any benefit to testing at the 1 month mark?
* If there is any benefit to using the Home Access test at, say, 4, 6, & 8 weeks?

By "benefit", I of course mean "will it catch antibodies if they have been developed... Read more »

Symptoms and neg early test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can anyone give me an opinion on this. I recieved unprotected oral sex from a escort. then protected insertive sex. 3 weeks later and I have intense pins and needles in both legs also have had a sore throat and mouth ulcer.
I had proviral DNA scan... Read more »