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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Supposed "Symptoms common in HIV/AIDS" caused by worry/anxiety

Hi. First time on this forum. Have a situation. I was in this shop about a month or two ago, where I accidentally cut myself with the metal part of a scotch tape on the ledge, and a huge scrape resulted and seemed deep. The metal part was on the...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Sounds like you had <b>no risk</b> for HIV. While you did get cut and there's a chance that others got cut on the same metal part, there's no chance that blood went directly/immediately from one... Read more »

immune reconstitution syndrome- causing blindness!!!??how common is this?

hey,i'm a 4th year med student from south africa. During my opthalmology rotation I have seen many patients on ARV's with really nasty side-effects,but not to the drugs themselves....(presumably due to immune reconstitution syndrome) The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Very good question. Starting treatment earlier as a general policy/practice (with a higher CD4 count) is important. It is standard of care in the US to have a good retina examination looking for even subtle CMV retinitis in patients with CD4 count... Read more »

HIV and the common cold

My partner has been HIV positive for about 2 years now. Recently he caught a cold, his first since being diagnosed. He is concerned that it took longer for him to get over this cold than it has in the past. Is this normal or something to be...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for your post.In general, HIV+ persons don't have worsened frequency or severity of symptoms from the common cold. It's important to recongnize that among the many viral causes of "colds", some cause more or less... Read more »

All the hiv common symptom including oral thrush

feb 13th 2012 i went to a massage parlous and after a full body oil massage with a happy ending(handjob), i was all naked on the table and she was with her cloths. on 22nd feb i had fever and a sore throat. fever was like 1-2 days but sore throat...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYour exposure does not pose a risk of HIV transmission. It sounds from what you have described that you contracted another type of bacterial infection and the doctor placed you on antibiotics, which can cause thrush.Your HIV test coming back... Read more »
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folliculitis common for HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have developed severe folliculitis on my inner legs, and in my pubic hair. Is this worrisome for HIV? Can dry skin cause it? Read more »

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Yet more reason to be cautious about use of HAART and to work on liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.

COMPLICATIONS OF HIV/HAART

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After... Read more »

Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

How common is it?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
How common is it to be infected with HIV and test negative 6 months or more after being infected. Could different strains of the virus cause it not to be picked up? Also, I have only tested for HIV-1, is it necessary to test for HIV-2 ? Read more »